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THE PARTIES

The Labour Party is to the continental observer a curious phenomenon in every way typical of English politics. It was formed as the political instrument of the trade unions. Faced by the failure of the two older parties to concern themselves in any genuine way with the interests of the working-class, the trade union leaders decided to aim at the forming of a group in Parliament(1) that should have these interests solely in mind. Legislation and administrative influence were both to be secured by the adoption of the tactics so successfully applied by the Irish nationalists. Even quite a small partyand a large one capable of forming a government was not within the ambitions of England's always humble workingclass-might hold the balance in Parliament, and exact a price from the Government in the shape of improved labour conditions. In 1900, its first year, the Labour Parry had
376,000 members, of which 353,000 were represented by the
trade unions which had formed it. The remaining 8 per cent were Fabians or members of the Independent Labour Party and the Social Democratic Federation. This party, frankly formed to express the views of an economic interest, was for the first eighteen years without that "philosophical or speculative system of principles annexed to its political or practical one" which, as Hume said, is necessary to any party "to protect and cover that scheme of actions which it pursues."(2) The process of annexing took place gradually and uncertainly, so that at no time was it possible to say that the party knew precisely at what form of society it was aiming or what were the obstacles in its path. Although by its own definition a class party, formed because of the selfish pursuit of their own class objectives by the upper and middle

1 See Egon Wertheimer, Portrait of the Labour Party.
2 Of the Original Contract.

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