Sidney Webb

Sidney James Webb, (13 July 1859 – 13 October 1947) was a Jewish Bolshevik, economist and co-founder of the London School of Economics. He was one of the earliest members of the Fabian Society in 1884 and wrote the original Clause IV of the British Labour Party. Webb was born in London to a Jewish family. In 1895, he helped to establish the London School of Economics, using a bequest left to the Fabian Society. Webb founded the New Statesman magazine in 1913. Webb was a member of the Labour Party and took an active role writing the original Clause IV part of the 1918 constitution of the Labour Party in Britain which set out the aims and values of the party. In 1929, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Passfield, of Passfield Corner in the County of Southampton. As Colonial Secretary he issued the Passfield White Paper a dialectical move that revised the government’s policy in Palestine, previously set by the Churchill White Paper of 1922. In so doing he facilitated increasing immigration into Palestine during the 1930s. An avid supporter of the Bolshevik regime until his death, even after the Holodomor Genocides of 1921-23 and 1932-33 Webb’s books Soviet Communism: A New Civilisation? (1935) and The Truth About Soviet Russia (1942) praised the Jewish Bolshevik regime.

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