“The Labour Party is a Socialist party and proud of it. Its ultimate purpose at home is the establishment of the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain” … “For us World Government is the final objective.”
– Labour Party manifestos 1945, 1964
Few Labour voters today are aware that the party they are supporting is an organisation whose declared objective is to establish a Socialist World Government. Even fewer know that the Labour Party was created and is controlled by the Fabian Society, a semi-secret private organisation with links to financial and industrial interests aiming to monopolise financial, economic and political power for themselves.
Britain’s first “labour” party was the Independent Labour Party which was led by Keir Hardie who had earlier co-founded the Second International with Karl Marx’s financial backer, the textile magnate Friedrich Engels.
In 1900, Fabian Society member Hardie and other fellow Socialists formed the Labour Representation Committee – later renamed “The Labour Party.” Leading Fabians involved in the formation of the new party included Bernard Shaw, Edward Reynolds Pease, Sidney Webb and Ramsay MacDonald. From inception, Pease, one of the Fabian Society founders, sat on the Labour Party Executive followed by Sidney Webb and others.
The Labour Party, its programme and its policies have been dominated by the Fabian Society ever since:
The Labour constitution, manifesto and party policy were written by various Fabians like Arthur Henderson and Sidney Webb.
Already in the 1924 Liberal-Labour government, Fabians occupied all the key posts from Prime Minister (Ramsay MacDonald) to President of the Board of Trade (Sidney Webb) to Chancellor of the Exchequer (Philip Snowden), Foreign Secretary (Ramsay MacDonald), Lord Chancellor (Lord Haldane) and Lord President of the Council (Lord Parmoor).
The 1997 Labour government similarly consisted almost exclusively of Fabians, beginning with Prime Minister Tony Blair and about 200 Fabians in the House of Commons alone.
All Labour Party Prime Ministers have been Fabian Society members – with the exception of Ramsay MacDonald (who resigned earlier but remained a close collaborator).
Like the Fabian Society, the Labour Party campaigned for state-ownership of all the means of production, distribution and exchange – a policy prescribed by Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto – while its foreign policy revolved on international control of raw materials, planned world economy and world government.
The above aims were the subject of research by Fabian outfits like the Fabian Research Bureau and, though ostensibly not intended to commit the Labour Party to them – they invariably ended up doing just that. Indeed, Fabian outfits concerned with policy research have a history of turning into Labour outfits promoting policies originally suggested by Fabians. For example, the Fabian Research Department which had produced International Government in 1915, became the Labour Research Department in 1918.
Moreover, Fabian-Labourite key aims of state-control of the economy at home and control of the world economy abroad coincided with those of certain financial and industrial interests aiming to monopolise the world’s financial, economic and political systems for their own ends.
Unsurprisingly, close collaboration between Fabian-Labour elements and international financial interests has been in evidence from the early days of Labour.
The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Fund had already pumped millions of dollars into Fabian-Labour projects like the London School of Economics (LSE) in the early 1920s and the Fab-Lab camp was not slow to return the favour. In the early 1940s, LSE director William Beveridge, a close friend and collaborator of the school’s Fabian founders, in collaboration with leading Labourite Arthur Greenwood, produced a report proposing the introduction of a national insurance contribution payable by employees. Though ostensibly having public welfare as its goal, the measure effectively shifted labour costs like healthcare from the big corporations to the public.
The same financial interests and their Anglo-American associates have been bankrolling Labour’s Fabian Socialist governments since the 1940s and 60s. In return, Labour has faithfully advanced the interests of its paymasters: Labour and its Fabian collaborators were involved in the Western European Union, NATO, the dismantling of the British Empire, the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (later European Union), the Bilderberg Group and other international projects all aiming to concentrate control of the world’s economies in the hands of an international clique.
Labour and the money power have been in complete agreement not only on goals but also on ideology. While popular mythology has it that labour and capital do not mix, the fact is that “pillars of Capitalism” like the Rockefeller Clan have always been at home on the political left. John Davidson Rockefeller Jr. was an alumnus of Brown University, Rhode Island, where he studied Social Sciences including Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. He later co-founded the Lincoln School of New York where four of his sons – Nelson, Winthrop, Lawrence and David – were indoctrinated in Fabian Socialist teachings in the 1920s.
As a result, David wrote a sympathetic thesis on Fabian Socialism; Nelson took to quoting from a copy of Das Kapital which he carried around; and their sibling J. D. Rockefeller 3rd authored The Second American Revolution (1973) in which he advocated collectivism under the guise of “cautious conservatism” and “the public good.”
Various key elements of the international money power from David Rockefeller to George Soros have studied at the Fabian Socialist LSE where they were exposed to the teachings of leading Fabians and Labourites like Harold Laski, later chairman of the Labour Party and the Fabian Society. Many of the above leading lights of the financial world became “anti-communist” only to bankroll international Socialism and political organisations promoting it, like the Labour Party.
As is well known, Labour has also been responsible for mass immigration, multiculturalism, Islamisation and other developments serving the interests of the money power while working against the interests of the British people.
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Ratiu, Ioan, The Milner-Fabian Conspiracy, Richmond, 2012.