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Campbell case and Zinoviev Letter 1924, Why Labour Lost
Terms in this set (9)
What was the Campbell Case?
Charge against a British Communist Newspaper editor for alleged "incitement of mutiny" caused by his open letter publication of members of the military
What was the key quote in this publication?
"turn your weapons on your oppressors"
What did Labour do?
Labour backbenchers pressured Attorney General to withdraw charges
What did the Conservative and Liberal Party brand the Labour party as?
They branded Labour as being under control of Left wing radicals
Vote of no confidence
304/191 votes- an election was called
Letter from Grigor Zinoviev addressed to British Communist party to seize control of the Labour party and bring down the state
What did the ZL do to Labour's reputation?
Did not help the Labour Party remove the connotations of communism especially as MacDonald negotiated trade and diplomatic agreements with the Soviet Union
Why Labour Lost, listed in Alphabetical order
MacDonald not wanting to lead
Relations with Russia
Pugh states that press coverage didn't help, Lord Rothermere painted Labour as Bolsheviks
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