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Industrial Common Ownership Fund

Roger Sawtell was invited to speak at ICOF’s 40th Anniversary celebration in the House of Commons, 13.10.13; he said: ICOF started in our living room in Northampton in 1973, with our children running about in their pyjamas. The banks were … Continue reading

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Roger Sawtell: Small is Beautiful – an idea whose time has come

Tony Benn was an enthusiastic supporter of the co-operative movement because he believed that unregulated capitalism could never be the basis of a just society. In 1975, as chairman of Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), the national body at that … Continue reading

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The development of the co-operative movement has great potential – Tony Benn

Some thoughts from Tony Benn’s Salter Lecture in Canterbury, organised by the Quaker Socialist Society – August 2011    Tony Benn opened by remarking on the size of the huge crowd gathered to listen to him. He thought that this … Continue reading

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