Subjects include (transcript page numbers given in brackets): expulsion of Hugh McDermott from the communist party and his reinstatement around 1937-1938 (I1-I3); communist party endorsement of a Scottish parliament (I3-I5); meeting after First World War of Scottish convention in favour of devolution (I5-I7); varying attitudes of communists and the Labour Party to the issue (I7-I9); development of the Scottish Labour Party and Independent Labour Party from late nineteenth century onwards (I11-I13); middle-class leadership of Parliamentary Labour Party (I14); influence of religion and free thought on Scottish socialism (I15-I16); strong support in British labour movement for Dublin strike of 1913 (I17-I18); Scottish working-class Liberals (I22-I25); William Gallacher’s role as communist party official (I26-I27).
Recording at 842/17.
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