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Workers of the Empire, UniteRadical and Popular Challenges to British Imperialism, 1910s-1960s$
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Yann Béliard and Neville Kirk

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800859685

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800859685.001.0001

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Class, Cold War and Colonialism

Class, Cold War and Colonialism

The Deportation of Albert Fava from Gibraltar to Britain, 1948

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Workers of the Empire, Unite

Tom Sibley

Liverpool University Press

Following the defeat of the fascist Axis powers and the election of the first majority Labour government in 1945, the British state faced demands from across its vast empire for self government. Rather than concede these democratic demands the decision was taken to hold on to the Empire wherever that was possible, thus putting British economic and strategic interests before the just demands of the people in the colonies. This article shows how Britain’s imperialist strategy worked out in Fortress Gibraltar in the late 1940s. It tells the story of trade union leader Albert Fava’s deportation which effectively neutered the newly formed independent and fast growing trade union federation.

Keywords:   Albert Fava, Gibraltar, Gibraltar Congress of Labour (GCL), Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), Cold War, Attlee government

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