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BOMBAY TO BATTERSEA: SHAPURJI SAKLATVALA – A POLITICAN LIKE NO OTHER

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs National Portrait Gallery To mark South Asian Heritage Month, here’s a profile of Shapurji Saklatvala, a pioneering British Parliamentarian of Indian birth. Prepare to be enlightened about The Man, The Myth, The Marxist. This blog was …

NINE DAYS IN MAY – PARLIAMENT & THE GENERAL STRIKE 

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On May 3rd, 1926, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin stood before a packed House of Commons Chamber to inform his fellow Parliamentarians that the nation was now under the siege of a General Strike. After months of fear and loathing with the Trade Unions this most dreaded of outcomes had become a bitter reality.   Longer working hours, …