Over by Christmas: Dec. 16

John Bruce Glasier’s Independent Labour Party held its 21st anniversary conference just four months before war broke out. The conference was attended by socialists from across Europe, and a commemorative certificate was produced depicting workers marching fraternally underneath the flags of each of the global superpowers, celebrating the Socialist International.

Despite its anti-war position, the International collapsed on the outbreak of war when most of its constituent parties supported their governments.

Over by Christmas. December 16. See the 2014 Advent calendar on the SC&A website.

Leaflet attacking the voting record of John Bruce Glasier’s Conservative opponent, Bordesley, 1906 [GP/5/2/2(10)]