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The Making of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

anti-communist, banking crisis, Bernie Madoff, British Empire, business climate, Corn Laws, Etonian, garden city movement, illegal immigration, imperial preference, Kickstarter, lateral thinking, New Journalism, New Urbanism, plutocrats, Plutocrats, Red Clydeside, rent control, strikebreaker, trade liberalization, V2 rocket, wage slave, women in the workforce

Yet without Ottoline and Garsington the story of English radical culture between the wars would have been different. She not only bought work from, fed, sheltered and sustained conscientious objectors and poor artists, but gave people from different backgrounds a place to meet and exchange ideas. She was not an artist or a painter, but Garsington made her a player in the world of radical chic. Red Clydeside There were worse worlds for revolutionaries, and more serious revolutionaries too. In the final days of a freezing November in 1923 in a grimy street in Pollockshaws, just outside Glasgow, a former schoolmaster gave his only overcoat to a destitute immigrant from Barbados. Soon afterwards, aged just forty-four, the teacher himself died from cold and hunger. More than 10,000 people marched behind his coffin.

Though the Communist Party of Great Britain was finally formed in 1920, many comrades, including Maclean, had been struggling to set up other parties. The left’s famous enthusiasm for splits and sects began from the very start. Finally, the Labour Party was on a rising curve, absorbing former revolutionaries as it went. Between 1918 and 1922 there was a sharp rise in the Labour vote, particularly in Glasgow, Sheffield and Manchester. Of the rebel leaders of ‘Red Clydeside’, Shinwell would end up as secretary of state for war, John Wheatley would become health minister in the first Labour government, responsible for a useful housing programme, Jimmy Maxton became an MP for the Independent Labour Party, much admired by Winston Churchill. William Gallacher remained a communist, though as MP for West Fife until 1950 he was never much threat to the British state. And John Maclean, with his Christlike readiness to give away his only coat, was on the way to romantic martyrdom as a postage stamp.

Later, he remembered, ‘the haunting memory of the women – bloodthirsty, cursing their hate, issuing from the courts and alleys crowded with children – the sad flotsam and jetsam of wild emotion’. He was for years the most hated and feared radical politician in Britain, a semiofficial position later held by Nye Bevan and Tony Benn. Newspapers revealed his illegitimacy and suggested he should be taken to the Tower of London and shot. He was a founder of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), to which most of the ‘Red Clydesiders’ belonged, and a member of it for nearly forty years. When he stood for Woolwich, the London trams carried posters on the side asking blankly: ‘A Traitor for Parliament?’ As an orator, though no film exists of his great days, he was clearly spellbinding. He was an important political theorist, too. While many socialists were falling for the spell of the Bolsheviks and their idea of a revolutionary vanguard, this was the man who saw very early that Bolshevism had to lead to tyranny: the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ would become mere dictatorship.

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Brit-Myth: Who Do the British Think They Are? by Chris Rojek

Bob Geldof, British Empire, business climate, colonial rule, deindustrialization, demand response, full employment, Gordon Gekko, Isaac Newton, Khartoum Gordon, Live Aid, Mahatma Gandhi, mass immigration, means of production, post-industrial society, Red Clydeside, sceptred isle, Stephen Hawking, the market place, urban planning, Winter of Discontent

The successful match-girls industrial action at the Bryant & May factory in 1888, and the London Dockers strike in the following year involving Tom Mann and Will Thorne (self-declared neo-Marxist leaders), were presented as evidence of a rise in working class militancy. Actually, it was nothing but the incorporation of semi-skilled and unskilled workers into traditional models of collective organization that supported Parliamentary representation rather than the overthrow of Parliament. The establishment expressed similar fears over the ‘Red Clydeside’ (1910–32) group of labour leaders, such as John MacLean, William Gallacher and James Maxton, and also over the General Strike of 1926; but it is untenable to regard either as a genuine revolutionary force. The Red Clydesiders knew their Marx and Engels, and they were accused of sedition by the establishment. But overwhelmingly they followed the traditional path of working class agitation, organization and Parliamentary represen94 BRIT-MYTH tation. The General Strike in 1926, involving the so-called ‘Triple Alliance’ of Railway, Mining and Dockers Unions, was seen by Churchill as a threat to Parliamentary sovereignty; but the strike never galvanized public support and collapsed after nine days.

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The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 by Selina Todd

call centre, collective bargaining, conceptual framework, credit crunch, deindustrialization, deskilling, different worldview, Downton Abbey, financial independence, full employment, income inequality, longitudinal study, manufacturing employment, Neil Kinnock, New Urbanism, Red Clydeside, rent control, Right to Buy, rising living standards, sexual politics, strikebreaker, The Spirit Level, unemployed young men, union organizing, upwardly mobile, urban renewal, Winter of Discontent, women in the workforce, young professional

The police and the army struggled to quell protests in places as disparate as Glasgow and Luton. On 31 January hundreds of striking workers campaigning for a forty-hour week clashed with police at Glasgow’s George Square. Among those convicted was the labour activist Emanuel Shinwell. He received five months’ imprisonment for incitement to riot. William Gallacher served three months on the same charge. Gallacher, who was later to become a prominent Communist MP, was one of the ‘Red Clydesiders’ who had first come to the attention of police and politicians in 1915, when these shipbuilding workers and their wives organized rent strikes and walkouts in the shipyards. Those involved were incensed by the behaviour of local landlords and employers, who had used the arrival of hundreds of war workers in the city to raise rents and reduce wages. The riots of 1919 were triggered by deep resentment at the coalition government’s call for a ‘national’ effort to win the war which, in reality, seemed to cost ordinary workers far more dearly than industrialists and property magnates.

In the early hours of the morning he was smuggled out of town disguised as a special constable. Fear was the most significant result of the riots: fear of the working class and of what they were capable. In Luton, the mayor retired from political life, the council organized a banquet for workhouse residents, and the rioters received light sentences, reflecting the authorities’ fear of repercussions. In Glasgow the Red Clydesiders did not achieve all they hoped for but their actions checked the avaricious ambitions of their employers and landlords. In this climate many politicians cast uneasy glances at Russia, where war had resulted in revolution, and at Germany and Italy where revolution was only narrowly averted. Fear of working-class people’s collective power was to shape relations between parliament and the labour movement and, no less significantly, between employers and workers for the next decade.

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Glasgow: The Real Mean City by Malcolm Archibald

British Empire, ghettoisation, joint-stock limited liability company, Red Clydeside, strikebreaker

I did not know then that Glasgow contributed an estimated 200,000 men to the British Army in that horrendous mass slaughter, or that in 1914 Glasgow reputedly built more ships than all of Germany or the United States of America. I was later to hear of the landlords who tried to evict women while their men were fighting in France, leading to the largest rent strike in British history and proving that Glaswegian women were every bit as formidable as their men. Much later, I read about Red Clydeside and a British government so afraid of supposed Glaswegian communism that it sent 10,000 English troops backed by tanks and artillery to the city, while confining the local Highland Light Infantry to barracks in case it joined the strikers. I heard of the police baton charge in George Square that was repelled by strikers who were campaigning purely for decent working conditions. I learned of Glasgow gangs that fought with bayonets, and of razor gangs a thousand strong battling it out in the streets.

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The Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew

active measures, anti-communist, Ayatollah Khomeini, Berlin Wall, British Empire, Clive Stafford Smith, collective bargaining, credit crunch, cuban missile crisis, Desert Island Discs, Etonian, Fall of the Berlin Wall, G4S, glass ceiling, illegal immigration, job satisfaction, large denomination, liquidationism / Banker’s doctrine / the Treasury view, Mahatma Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, Neil Kinnock, North Sea oil, post-work, Red Clydeside, Robert Hanssen: Double agent, Ronald Reagan, sexual politics, strikebreaker, Torches of Freedom, traveling salesman, union organizing, uranium enrichment, Vladimir Vetrov: Farewell Dossier, Winter of Discontent

Winston Churchill, then home secretary, could not resist visiting the scene and advising on operations from the front line. Leggett, Cheka, pp. 266–7. Cook, M: MI5’s First Spymaster, pp. 266–7. 67 ‘Revolutionary Agencies at Work’, pp. 62ff., TNA KV 1/43. 68 McLean, Legend of Red Clydeside, ch. 7. 69 ‘Historical Sketch of the Directorate of Military Intelligence during the Great War of 1914–1919’, p. 13, TNA WO 32/10776. Biographical details on Labouchere in interwar MI5 Who’s Who. 70 McLean, Legend of Red Clydeside, p. 83. 71 Ibid., p. 84. 72 CX 491, 16 Sept. 1916, TNA KV 2/1532. 73 Thomson, Scene Changes, p. 312. E. F. Wodehouse (New Scotland Yard) to Home Office, 23 April 1917, TNA HO 45/11000/223532. ‘Historical Sketch of the Directorate of Military Intelligence during the Great War of 1914–1919’, p. 13, TNA WO 32/10776.

Among them was Peters, who was acquitted at his trial – after being ably defended by, ironically, William Melville’s barrister son James (later a Labour solicitor general).66 During 1916 G1 (which investigated suspected espionage cases) discovered links between the Communist Club and the Diamond Reign public house, which, it reported, was ‘a meeting place for bitterly hostile British citizens of German birth’. G1 reached the alarmist conclusion that the Communist Club ‘fomented’ the strike wave at Clydeside munitions factories in the early spring of 1916.67 Though there is little doubt about the Club’s support for ‘Red Clydeside’, it is unlikely to have had a significant influence on the strikes. There were, however, widespread suspicions in Whitehall that subversive forces were at work. Christopher Addison, Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister of Munitions, David Lloyd George, suspected ‘a systematic and sinister plan’ to sabotage ‘production of the most important munitions of war in the Clyde district’ in order to frustrate the great offensive planned on the Western Front in the summer of 1916.

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Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy by Iain Martin

asset-backed security, bank run, Basel III, beat the dealer, Big bang: deregulation of the City of London, call centre, central bank independence, computer age, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, credit crunch, Credit Default Swap, deindustrialization, deskilling, Edward Thorp, Etonian, Eugene Fama: efficient market hypothesis, eurozone crisis, falling living standards, financial deregulation, financial innovation, G4S, high net worth, interest rate swap, invisible hand, joint-stock company, Kickstarter, light touch regulation, London Whale, Long Term Capital Management, moral hazard, negative equity, Neil Kinnock, Nick Leeson, North Sea oil, Northern Rock, old-boy network,, Red Clydeside, shareholder value, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, too big to fail, upwardly mobile, value at risk

After university he fixed on getting into Parliament as quickly as possible, managing it in the 1983 election when Labour was crushed in the landslide re-election of Margaret Thatcher. Initially Brown was a standard-issue socialist of the era, who believed that the Thatcherite Tories were on a mission to destroy British industry and make society less equal by encouraging the individual pursuit of greedy self-interest. He had written a biography of James Maxton, the glowering socialist firebrand MP from the ‘Red Clydeside’ period in the early decades of the twentieth century, when radicalism and industrial strife dominated Glasgow working-class politics. Gradually, however, Brown also became more interested in the literature on markets. He still despised Tory policies but nationalisation and the command of the economy traditionally advocated by the left didn’t seem like a suitable response to the needs of an era that was going to be increasingly global.

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations by Norman Davies

anti-communist, Berlin Wall, British Empire, Celtic Tiger, Corn Laws,, energy security, failed state, Fall of the Berlin Wall, Francis Fukuyama: the end of history, labour mobility, land tenure, mass immigration, Mikhail Gorbachev, oil rush, oil shale / tar sands, Red Clydeside, Ronald Reagan, Skype, special economic zone, trade route, urban renewal, WikiLeaks

The dockside has been concreted over to form a car park, and supermarkets fill the space once used by giant warehouses. In some guidebooks to Scotland, the town is not even mentioned. Industrial decline hit the Vale of Leven earlier. Many factories there were closed down before 1939. Persistent unemployment bred radical politics, and the epithet of ‘Little Moscow’ was coined to match that of adjacent ‘Red Clydeside’. In the 1950s the run-down district was used to locate several of Glasgow’s largest projects of overspill housing. Forty and fifty years on, the massive, dilapidated estates such as the Mill of Haldane in East Balloch were the scene of equally massive campaigns of attempted urban renewal. Yet a positive development began when one of Scotland’s leading whisky distillers moved into Dumbarton to employ the laid-off dockers.

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see also Byzantine Empire/Byzantines Holy see Holy Roman Empire Roman Aquitania 17, 18–20, 24 Roman Gaul 17 Roman, Pan 446 Romanovs 368–9, 570, 587 Rome Charlemagne in 104 fall, under Risorgimento 429 Festa della Repubblica 397–400 French driven out by Neapolitan troops 529 French occupation (1798) 506, 507 modern 398 sacking by Alaric the Visigoth 16 sacking by the Vandals 22 Roncevalles, Pass of 162 Roosevelt, Franklin D. 10 Rosenau Castle 542–3, 544, 545–6, 557, 558, 562, 567, 570 Rosselló 177–9, 200, 222 Roth, Joseph 478 Rothesay 38 Rousillon/Rosselló 153, 154–5, 157, 158, 162, 177–9, 185, 200, 222 Languedoc-Roussillon 153, 226 Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 729–30, 734–5 Roxalana/Hurrem 442–3 Royal Academy, London 320 Royal Air Force (RAF) 383 Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act (Ireland, 1927) 661 Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) 652–3 Royal Navy 40, 41, 505, 506, 507, 663, 679, 705 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) 654, 666, 667, 668, 669 RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) 328, 702n, 703, 721 Ruaidre Ua Chobar 640 RUC see Royal Ulster Constabulary Rudolf I, emperor 132 Rudolf II 113–14 Rudolf III 114, 117, 118, 119 Rudolf of Auxerre 110–12 Ruffo, cardinal 508 Ruggier Desflors (Roger Deslaur/de Flor) 196 Ruggiero di Lauria 193 Runciman, Sir Steven 318 Rurik (Hroerekh) 243, 244 Rurikids 245–7 ‘Ruritania’ 623, 632–4 Rus′ 242, 243, 245, 246–8, 247, 249, 267 Kievan Rus′ 244, 245, 265 Ruthenia see Ruthenia/Ruthenians Rusalka Dnistrovaia 467 ruski 243, 261, 265, 270, 282, 303, 304, 450, 460–61 Ruskin, John 317 Russia/Russians Bolsheviks see Bolsheviks and Estonia see Estonia and France 505–6 and Galicia 471–2, 473, 474, 475 and Germany 377–80, 701–2, 703–4 Great Northern War 283 Kaliningrad 327–33, 335–6 and Litva 283–4, 290, 291–303, 300–301; partitioning of Poland-Lithuania 286, 287–9 and Montenegro 587–8, 597–8 nationalism 298 Ottoman war 287–8 provisional government under Kerensky 701, 704, 738 and Prussia 368–9, 372, 374, 382–8; Russo-Prussian treaties (1793) 288 Russian Civil War 698, 702, 705 Russian Federation 725, 727–8 Russian Socialist/Soviet Federative Soviet Republic (RSFSR, Soviet Russia) 328, 702, 703, 717, 721 Russo-American START Treaty 335 Russo-Japanese conflict 590 Russo-Polish war (1791–2) 288 Soviet Union see Soviet Union (CCCP) Tartu Treaty 705–6 and terminology 291 Tsarist Empire of ‘all the Russias’ 699–701, 703 and the Turks 288, 587–8 and the US 727 Western Russia in the nineteenth century 292 White Russia 291 World War I 377–80, 701–2, 703 YedRo (‘United Russia’) Party 335 Russian Orthodoxy 265, 295, 298, 463, 719 Russian Socialist/Soviet Federative Soviet Republic (RSFSR) 328, 702n, 703, 717, 721 Russophiles 288, 463, 625, 632 Rusticus of Narbonne, St 20 Rusyns 623–34 see also Ruthenia/Ruthenians Ruthenia/Ruthenians 248, 249, 251, 265, 266–7, 267, 275, 277, 298 Black Ruthenia 249, 289 Carpathian Ruthenia see Carpatho-Ukraine and Galicia 450, 451, 456, 458, 462, 463, 470, 471, 477; literary movement 467; modern Halich 448–9; Ruthenian Congress 470; Supreme Ruthenian Council 470 Orthodox Ruthenians 347 Red Ruthenia 252, 268, 346 Rusyns 623–34 White Ruthenia 249, 251, 254, 260, 265, 267, 284–5, 291, 295; see also Belarus Ruthenian Congress 470 Sabaudia see Savoy/Sabaudia Sacher-Masoch, Leopold von 467 Sachsen-Coburg-Kohary, Ferdinand 559 St Andrews Agreement 674 St Bartholomew’s Eve massacre 277 St Germain, Treaty of 625 St Gotthard pass 125 St Jean-de Maurienne 435 St John, Bayle 402, 416, 417–19, 434 St Maurice 112 St Petersburg/Leningrad/Petrograd 301, 335, 383, 699, 703, 704, 710 Siege of Leningrad 383, 712, 714 Saint-Quentin 407 ‘The Salmon and the Ring’ 56 Salses 158 Salvatico, Odoardo 515 Salza, Hermann von 339–40 Sambia/Sambians 338, 342, 343 Samogitia 248, 275 San Ildefonso, Treaty of 507, 522 San Juan de la Peña, monastery 184–5 San Martino 421 San Miniato 501 San Pedro de la Nava, Zamora 29 San Pedro de Siresa monastery 164 Sancho El Mayor of Navarre 155, 162–3 Sancho the Populator 171 Sanfedisti 508 Sanguszko 272 Santángel, Luis de 218 Santarosa, Santorre de 414 Sapieha, Lev 275 Sapiehas 455 Saracens 104, 117, 186–7 corsairs 110 Sardinia 197, 201–2, 206, 220, 501 Franco-Sardinian Treaty 423–5, 436 late 18th-century Kingdom of 410, 735 and Sabaudia 409–10, 411–12, 415–17, 421, 423–5, 428–9, 735; Treaty of Turin 423–5, 436 Sarmatism 284 Sarmatian Myth 350 Saturnin, St 20 Saunière, Bérenger 27–8 Sava, St 592 Savaric of Auxerre 104 Saville Inquiry 677 Savoy League (Ligue Savoisienne) 436 Savoy Manor 406 Savoy/Sabaudia 401–38 counts of 405 and England 406 and France 404–6, 407, 412, 414, 417, 435, 436; annexation 412, 425–7, 435, 436, 501; Napoleon III 419–22, 423, 425; Nice 409, 410, 412, 421, 423–5, 426; plebiscite 423–8, 435; Treaty of Turin 423–5, 436 and Italy 413–14, 421–3 nationalism 414–15 and Piedmont 403, 404, 406, 409, 410, 412, 414, 415, 416 and the plebiscite 423–8, 435 provinces 402; see also specific provinces and Sardinia 409–10, 411–12, 415–17, 421, 423–5, 428–9, 735; Treaty of Turin 423–5, 436 Savoy province 402, 412 shield of the House of Savoy 400 skiing industry 434–5 and Switzerland 409, 425–6 Turin Treaty 423–5, 436 wines 433 World War II 436 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Albrecht, prince of see Albert, prince Duchy of 545, 557, 559–70; abolition of 570 Saxe-Coburg family 431, 543–73, 564 Saxe-Coburg soup 559 Saxony 368 House of (Wettins) 543, 550, 555–6 Saxon mini-states, c. 1900 544; Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 545, 557, 559–70 Schlieffen, Alfred von 378, 379 Schlieffen Plan 378 Schloss Rosenau see Rosenau Castle Schmalkaldic League Wars 354 Schollenen Gorge 125 Schratt, Katharina 469 Schröder, Gerhard 329, 331 Schulz, Bruno 478 Schwarz, Chris 486 Schwerin, Otto von 362 Scone, abbey of 65 I Scorpioni (The Scorpions) 499 Scotch whiskey 40 Scotland 40–41, 66, 75–6, 81–3, 683–5 Scots 17, 37n, 42, 53, 62, 63, 70, 72, 81 Alban 74 Picto-Gaelic fusion 37n, 63, 65–6 Scotti (Hibernian pirates) 37 Scott, Sir Walter 82–3 Scottish Home Rule Bill 679 Scottish Labour Party 680 Scottish National Party (SNP) 679–80, 683 Scottish Presbyterians 641, 667 SDLP (Social Democratic Labour Party) 674, 681 Segura, Isabela 190–91 Selgovae 46, 47 Selim II 442 Senchus (Register) of Dalriada 63 Senlis, Treaty of 139 Serbia/Serbs 580–81, 581, 583, 587, 589–90, 594–5, 600–610, 614–16, 619, 733, 736–7 and Austria 597–9 ‘Greater Serbia’ 597, 598–9, 604 see also Montenegro/Tsernagora; Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Kingdom of Serbia and Montenegro (country) 577 Serbian Orthodox Church 581, 592, 605, 614 Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Kingdom of 597, 604–6, 608, 614 Sergianni (Giovanni) Caracciolo 211 Serra, Orso 423–4 Serristori, Averardo 515 Servanus, St 55 Seton-Watson, Hugh 8 Seton-Watson, R.

To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010 by T M Devine

agricultural Revolution, British Empire, deindustrialization, deskilling, full employment, ghettoisation, housing crisis, invention of the telegraph, invisible hand, joint-stock company, Khartoum Gordon, land tenure, manufacturing employment, mass immigration, new economy, New Urbanism, oil shale / tar sands, railway mania, Red Clydeside, rising living standards, Robert Gordon, Scramble for Africa, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, trade route, transatlantic slave trade, transcontinental railway, women in the workforce

The rest were Irish migrants. It was not simply the cost and availability of labour that was of critical importance to these great staple industries. Also of relevance was the response of the workforce. By the early twentieth century, trade unionism was expanding and labour relations became more tense. This was symbolized by the foundation of the Scottish Trades Union Congress in 1897. But the later militant image of ‘Red Clydeside’ did not at all fit the west of Scotland in earlier decades. The Glasgow Cotton Spinners’ Union had successfully resisted the introduction of self-acting spinning mules, but in the strike of 1837 and the aftermath it was effectively destroyed and never again represented a threat to innovation. There were stoppages among Clydeside engineering and shipyard workers in the 1860s and again in the 1880s, and Dundee female jute workers did strike at regular intervals.

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Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion by J. H. Elliott

active measures, agricultural Revolution, banking crisis, British Empire, centre right, land tenure, mass immigration, mobile money, new economy, North Sea oil, Red Clydeside, sharing economy, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, urban renewal

The government’s response, which included the arrest of leaders of the protest movement on charges of sedition, was far from the kind of brutal repression with which the authorities sought to suppress labour unrest in Barcelona, but it had similar polarizing consequences. Many condemned the strikers as unpatriotic revolutionaries for going on strike in wartime, and agitators earned the enduring name of ‘Red Clydeside’ for the dockyards. The strikers, for their part, would neither forget nor forgive the alliance between the Liberal Party and the bosses. Meanwhile, another mass protest took the form of a Rent Strike in Glasgow over attempts to impose higher rents. This was a city where the influx of large numbers of munition workers aggravated the overcrowding in what were already horrific housing conditions.

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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

air freight, Albert Einstein, anti-communist, battle of ideas, Beeching cuts, Big bang: deregulation of the City of London, Bob Geldof, Bretton Woods, British Empire, Brixton riot, clean water, collective bargaining, computer age, congestion charging, cuban missile crisis, deindustrialization, Etonian, falling living standards, fear of failure, Fellow of the Royal Society, financial independence, floating exchange rates, full employment, housing crisis, illegal immigration, Kickstarter, liberal capitalism, Live Aid, loadsamoney, market design, mass immigration, means of production, Mikhail Gorbachev, millennium bug, Neil Kinnock, Nelson Mandela, new economy, North Sea oil, Northern Rock, offshore financial centre, open borders, out of africa, Parkinson's law, Piper Alpha, Red Clydeside, reserve currency, Right to Buy, road to serfdom, Ronald Reagan, Silicon Valley, strikebreaker, upwardly mobile, Winter of Discontent, working poor, Yom Kippur War

Socialist writers such as Priestley and Orwell used the awful conditions of the miners to rub readers’ noses in what was wrong with Britain. So for Labour MPs, nationalizing the coal industry was what they were in politics for, as well as sweet revenge. The job was given to one of the government’s older and more ideological members. Manny Shinwell had been a tailor’s boy in London’s East End before moving to Glasgow and emerging as a moving force on ‘Red Clydeside’. He was a stirring speaker and veteran MP but when handed the task of nationalizing coal and electricity, he found there were almost no plans or blueprint to help him. All anyone could dredge up was a single Labour pamphlet written in Welsh. Shinwell managed the job by the due day, 1 January 1947. But his timing was catastrophic. As we have seen it was just then that the freezing weather stopped coal being moved and the power stations began to fail.