JGM Books, 2021. A SENSE OF DIRECTION It is, or it could have been, a happy coincidence that Jim Moher's biography of Walter Citrine has appeared so soon after Andrew Adonis's biography of Ernest Bevin. If Adonis's book wasn't so obviously an attempt to recruit Bevin to the Blairite/Atlanticist warmongering wing of the Labour Party … Continue reading REVIEW Jim Moher: Walter Citrine, Forgotten statesman of the Trades Union Congress
By Manus O’Riordan Dr Jim Moher's biography, Walter Citrine: Forgotten Statesman of the Trades Union Congress, was profiled by its author in the March issue of Labour Affairs. On 24 March a book launch was held, in the form of a Zoom meeting, for which 160 people pre-registered and 120 attended, including myself. The launch was chaired … Continue reading Citrine Biography Book Launch Report
Bevin’s speech to the House of Commons, 21 June 1944. [This is the speech that Ed Miliband refers to in his rejection of the March budget, see Parliament Notes. It lays down full employment as a priority: “In laying down that it is the primary responsibility of the Government to maintain a high and stable level … Continue reading Ernest Bevin’s speech to the House of Commons, 21 June 1944.
Walter Citrine:Forgotten Statesman of the Trades Union Congress by Dr Jim Moher (JGM Books, from March 2021), £24.99 This is the first biography of a trade union leader who was a leading figure in the Labour movement when the trade unions were a powerful influence in British society. It is also a study of his … Continue reading Walter Citrine