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Words on a new Clause IV : LETTERS

THERE IS a profound difference between Clause IV of the Labour Party, politically comprising Parts 5 and 4, and the new Clause IV as put forward by Brian Wilson MP in the Independent on Sunday. The existing Clause IV says that Labour is looking to achieve things that will arise from common ownership, which itself will be the result of a liberalisation of society. In a word, Labour looks to socialism. The new Clause IV says that socialism may never be achieved, but that, requiring more and more governmental arrangements, Labour will try to bring about as much improvement as possible. In other words, what in four elections the British people have said they will not vote for.

Barrie Buxton Gravesend, Kent