Why Labour Toppled

Wintour, Patrick
April 1979
New Republic;4/7/79, Vol. 180 Issue 14, p15
Explains that Great Britain's Tory press has achieved an ideal of propaganda concerning two months of industrial disruption that led up to a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Labour government. Identification of a cause with values that are unquestioned; Portrayal of labor militance as an attack on Britain and British values; Jim Callaghan cabinet's condemnation of a corruption of traditional trade unionism; Number of working days lost through strikes; British Leyland's withdrawal from a strike over parity of payments among plants.


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