Arthur Henderson and the British Political Crisis of 1931

  title={Arthur Henderson and the British Political Crisis of 1931},
  author={Andrew Thorpe},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={117 - 139}
  • A. Thorpe
  • Published 1 March 1988
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
‘No matter how often it is told, the story remains fantastic’, wrote Margaret Cole in 1956, referring to the British political crisis of a quarter of a century before. It would be rash to make such a comment today, for in recent years sober research has answered many of the more ‘fantastic’ questions. The role of the Labour opposition, though, remains somewhat neglected; most spectacularly, no attempt has been made systematically to analyse the actions and motivations of its leader during the… 
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