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New Left Review I/1, January-February 1960

Paul Rose

Manchester Left Club on Youth

the proposals for a new socialist youth organisation outlined in the Guardian of November 16 came as no surprise to those who have seen the changing mood of the Labour Party in its attitude to youth accelerated since the result of the general election. (What would have happened had we accidentally won?) Some of the probable changes were, until recently, regarded as unobtainable even by the extreme left of the Labour Youth Movement. Nevertheless, the prejudices aired by Quair in the Labour Organiser after Dennis Potter’s letter to the Times, cannot stand up against the social changes implicit in the welfare-state-cum-H-bomb age which gave rise to the New Left.

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