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May 28, 2024 | ISBN 9781804294697

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“Foot’s greatest book”
—Tony Benn

“Passionate, energetic and invincibly cheerful: the qualities of his final book are also a monument to the man himself”
—Francis Wheen, Guardian

“Foot at the height of his powers. Here is the superb journalist, historian, advocate again saying the unsayable”
—John Pilger

“A work of true scholarship … irresistibly readable”
—Roy Hattersley

Table Of Contents


PART I: How the Vote was Won
1647: Crows and Eagles at Putney
1790-1832: The Not-So-Great Reform Act
Revolt of the Chartists
The Leap in the Dark

PART 2: How the Vote was Undermined
1918-18: Mond’s Manacles
The Grey Decade
1940-51: The Stupendous Convulsion
Unstable Compound I: 1951-70
Unstable Compound 2: 1970-79
New Labour = Old Tory: The Tory Counter-attack and the Labour Surrender
Conclusion: Their Democracy and Ours


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