It is even possible that they were right. Who can say? What Labour governments created in subsequent years was not common ownership but nationalisation, producing large impersonal structures ruled by government appointees, treating both employees and thepublic with coolness. It did nothing much to improve human relationships or remove causes of conflict.
I still sympathise with the ideals behind Clause IV. If the Labour Party can recover those, it will have something worth supporting.
Yours, James Challis Canterbury, Kent 10 January