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UNITED KINGDOM-For Whom the Flame Flickers

UNITED KINGDOM For Whom the Flame Flickers (By a Correspondent) THOSE with long memories may recall that when a working class revolution in Britain seemed least implausible, in the years just before the First World War, there were three main threats to the British Establishment: the force of trade union militancy and organisation (embodied in part in the Triple Alliance), the movement for an independent Ireland, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Admittedly today, women's lib is not a child strong enough as yet to frighten any except errant husbands, but the Irish are living up to their historic reputation. And now in the miners' strike we can detect the echoes of the old working class militancy and solidarity of the pre- World War I labour movement.

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