|It is essential to remember that civilisation takes long to build and is easily destroyed. Brutality is infectious.||As It Happened – C R Attlee|
|The Labour Party owes its inspiration not to some economic doctrine or to some theory of class domination. It has always based its propaganda on ethical principles. We believe that every individual should be afforded the fullest opportunity for developing his or her personality. The founder of our Party, Keir Hardie, always made his appeal on moral grounds. He believed that the evils of society were due to the failure to put into practice the principles of the brotherhood of man.
The struggle for freedom of the individual soul takes different forms at various periods. Here in Britain we have achieved freedom of conscience, freedom of thought, freedom of speech and action within the law, freedom for workers to come together. They are victories which we will not allow to be reversed, but the fight for freedom continues.
The Labour Party is the expression of the revolt of men and women against a materialist system of society which condemns to a narrow and stinted life the majority of our citizens and gives rewards to the greedy and acquisitive.
The Labour Party’s object is the building of a new world on the foundation of social and economic justice.
|Labour Party||As It Happened – C R Attlee|