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Reddest of the Reds
Reddest of the Reds
Reddest of the Reds
Reddest of the Reds
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Reddest of the Reds

Regular price £18.95

Reddest of the Reds

Robert Griffiths

£18.95

In Reddest of the Reds Robert brings to life the story of miners' MP  SO Davies who started work underground at 12 and rose through the ranks of the South Wales Miners Federation and the MFGB to become  Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil.


The secret state tried to disrupt his work with the Red International of Labour Unions and the League Against Imperialism. As the comrade of Aneurin Bevan, he campaigned inside and outside parliament against the Poor Law and the Means Test, and for the rights of workers, women and the unemployed and against fascism. Labour premier Attlee disowned him for his opposition to US bases in Britain and the use of biological weapons in the Korean War.


An opponent of the crimes of British imperialism in Cyprus, India, Ireland and Kenya he opposed the Labour leadership over NATO and nuclear weapons. 


At 89  he ran as an indepnedent socialist to trounce the official Labour candidate by 7,000 votes.



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