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NGOBritish Commonwealth Union
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Background InformationThe British Commonwealth Union was a right-wing, pro-business pressure group, seeking to secure a strong voice for its views in Parliament, and operating in a more overtly political way than the Federation of British Industry. Its wish to see closer Commonwealth ties was reflected by its involvement in the tariff reform debates of the early twentieth century. From the mid-1920s, it became absorbed by the Empire Industries Association. Sources: Barberis et al Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations, 2000 p94; Turner The British Commonwealth Union and the General Election of 1918, English Historical Review, 1978
Year Created1910s
Year Ended1960s
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesBritish Empire Union
Related OrganisationsEmpire Industries Association
KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs.
Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 13:56:07