Wilson’s Last Months

  • Martin Holmes


As is often the case with the initial stage of a compulsory incomes policy, the £6 pay policy received strong support from the TUC, particularly from its architect Jack Jones who was the stoutest defender of the policy both in public and private. At meetings between the TUC and the Labour Party Jones ‘asserted his Cromwellian New Model Army authority’.1


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Notes and References

  1. 2.
    Samuel Brittan in Incomes Policy, ed. Robin Chater et al. (Oxford University Press, 1982) p. 174.Google Scholar
  2. 14.
    Quoted in Callaghan: The Road to No. 10 by Peter Kellner and Christopher Hitchens (London: Cassell, 1976) pp. 167–8.Google Scholar

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© Dr. Martin Holmes 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Holmes
    • 1
  1. 1.Lady Margaret HallOxfordUK

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