The Working-Class Struggle for Welfare in Britain

  • David Matthews
Keywords: Democracy, Labor, Movements

Abstract

The experience of the British working class from the late nineteenth century to the current era of austerity illustrates that for labor, the welfare state is not just a mechanism to enhance the accumulation of capital or reinforce oppression. From the beginning, it was a vital part of the class struggle—and so it remains today.
Published
2018-02-03
Section
Articles