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Socialism with a Northern Accent

This book by HMF secretary Paul Salveson demonstrates the emergence of a distinctive ‘Northern Socialism’ in the 19th century that was democratic, de-centralist and inclusive. At its heart was the Independent Labour Party and its vision of a ‘larger socialism’; it was about much more than just voting – it involved singing, cycling trips, country rambles (and mass trespasses) and a celebration of life and spirit.

The book makes the case for a modern, 21st century politics which gives the North real power over its future, through democratic regional government and a new, radical centre-left politics.

The book is available price £14.99 from publishers Lawrence and Wishart: www.lwbooks.co.uk

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