War and Workers: A Plea for Democratic Control

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War and the Workers

A Plea for Democratic Control

By
J. RAMSAY MACDONALD, M.P.

Price One Penny.

Published by
THE UNION OF DEMOCRATIC CONTROL
37, NORFOLK STREET, STRAND
LONDON, W.C. [page 2]

THE FOUR CARDINAL POINTS IN THE POLICY OF THE UNION OF DEMOCRATIC CONTROL ARE AS FOLLOWS

1. No Province shall be transferred from one Government to another without the consent, by plebiscite or otherwise, of the population of such province.

2. No Treaty, Arrangement, or Undertaking shall be entered upon in the name of Great Britain without the sanction of Parliament. Adequate machinery for ensuring democratic control of foreign policy shall be created.

3. The Foreign Policy of Great Britain shall not be aimed at creating Alliances for the purpose of maintaining the Balance of Power, but shall be directed to concerted action between the Powers, and the setting up of an International Council, whose deliberations and decisions shall be public, with such machinery for securing international agreement as shall be the guarantee of an abiding peace.

4. Great Britain shall propose as part of the Peace settlement a plan for the drastic reduction, by consent, of the armaments of all the belligerent Powers, and to facilitate that policy shall attempt to secure the general [nationalization] of the manufacture of armaments, and the control of the export of armaments by one country to another.

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