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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 17. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2270.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2270

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript ! GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 15 may well undermine even the strongest unions, (b) There is grave danger to the skilled artisan in the new competition of Women and unskilled men. The worker's Standard of Life, such as it is, has been, built up by a whole century of effort and education. To degrade it would be the most appalling injury the nation could inflict upon itself. It would undo the social progress of generations. It would mean widespread physical and mental suffering. It would "involve in great masses of the community a grave deterioration of character. It would mean the postponement for a whole generation of any real prosperity for the community as a whole. It might mean resentment on the part of those who have "saved their country " sufficient to overturn any Government, and produce, in some places, local anarchy. C—The Prevention of Unemployment and the Maintenance of the Standard of Life. 1. Communal Responsibility. The Government must frankly recognise its responsibility, not only for the soldiers who have ' saved England,' and alsc for the munition workers who have supported them, but equally too for all the other workers, to whom the coming of peace may otherwise (through no fault of their own) mean unemployment. It is our duty to insist upon :— (a) The provision of employment at wages for every man and woman able and willing to work; (b) Adequate provision, apart from the Poor Law—unanimously condemned by the late Royal Commission—for those willing to work, but for whom, whether through individual physical or mental defect or through industrial dislocation, the Labour Exchange can temporarily discover no employment. 2. The Government has, in vague words, accepted this responsibility (already assumed by Parliament in the Unemployed Workmen Act of 1905), and has promised the preparation of a " Peace Book V of the steps to be taken by each Government Department and Local Authority. . Two years have elapsed isince that promise, and nothing at all resembling the "Peace Book" has been got ready. If peace comes quickly—it will certainly break upon us suddenly—will the Peace Book be ready? Will it be sufficiently comprehensive and elaborate and imaginative?