Keir Hardie and the 21st Century Socialist Revival

Keir Hardie and the 21st Century Socialist Revival


Pauline Bryan

ISBN:  9781913025038

Binding: paperback

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‘To remember Hardie is not to look wistfully backwards but to remind ourselves of the absolute necessity of unflinching principles, vision and determination in looking forward to the future we want to build.’ - Richard Leonard 

In 1888, James Keir Hardie founded what we know today as the Scottish Labour Party. 130 years on, Pauline Bryan brings together a varied group of commentators to discuss his legacy, including MSPs such as Jeremy Corbyn and Gordon Munro, Ann Henderson, the Rector of the University of Edinburgh, and Sharon Graham, Executive Officer of Unite. In their fascinating and varied essays, each contributor shows the importance of using Hardie’s legacy as a foundation for the future. Discussing his connections with women’s suffrage and unemployment, as well as his stance on issues of Home Rule and the British Empire, here they show how intrinsic his beliefs are to Labour Party policies to this day.