Thursday, 30 April 2015

Toynbee and the Labour Party

The thoughts of Philip Toynbee in The Spectator, 29 May 1959:

'The Radical who supports the Labour Party does not spend his time bemoaning the failure of the Labour Party to incorporate all his hopes. He would be willing to divide the party only on the most fundamental issues of principle. For though he is scrupulous about means, he tries to confront things as they are, and not as he would like them to be. Knowing that the best is unachievable, the Radical will put up, for the time being, with the better, or even the less bad, while continuing to campaign for his own beliefs.'

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