Friday, June 18, 2010

Sunday Worker - 1925-1929

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In March 1925 the Sunday Worker was launched at the initiative of the Communist Part of Great Britain

The Sunday Worker was the first Labour Sunday newspaper published in Great Britain.

It was based at 74 Swinton Street, Grays Inn Road, London.

The objective of the paper was spelt out in the editorial in the first edition of the Sunday worker 15th march 1925.

"Our policy will be to fight the battle of the working class, and of the working class alone".

"The Sunday Worker will be (if it realises its ambition) an organ of the Left Wing of the Labour Movement".

"The Sunday Worker aims at presenting the varied data of the the workers' struggle so fully and clearly (circumstances considered) that we not only express the Left Wing, but aid it to consolidate itself - and in so doing the workers struggle as a whole".

Glasgow born Communist William "Bill" Paul (1884-1958) beacame editor of the Sunday Worker and was credited with securing a circulation of 100,000 and was unarguably a great success for the Party, so much so that it encouraged the drive to achieve a daily paper, the Daily Worker in 1930.

Sunday Worker closed November 1929 and the Daily Worker began on 1st January 1930.

William Paul died in Derby in 1958