[ The Osborne Judgment, 1909, on union funding of British political parties. ] Handbill from 'The Joint Board' (Trades Union Congress and Labour Party) regarding a 'Special Conference' to discuss the 'Osborne Decision'.

The Osborne Judgment, 1909; W. A. Appleton; C. W. Bowerman; J. Ramsay MacDonald; The Joint Board (Trades Union Congress and Labour Party); Walter Victor Osborne (1870-1950) ]
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The Joint Board representing the Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress, The General Federation of Trade Unions, and the Labour Party. 'Conference, Caxton Hall, November 10th, 1910.'
SKU: 16688

2pp., 12mo. Printed on one side of a 25 x 31.5 cm piece of shiny paper, with a central vertical perforation line. Damp damage to the heading (with some loss of text), otherwise in good condition. The text, by Appleton, Bowerman and MacDonald, is on the left-hand page, and begins: 'Osborne Decision. | In accordance with the resolutions of the Trades Union Congress and the opinions expressed by other labour organisations, the Joint Board has decided to convene a Special Conference of organisations affiliated to the three national bodies forming the Joint Board, including Trades Councils and local Labour parties. | Resolutions demanding the reversal of the Osborne Judgment and the payment of salaries to Members of Parliament, and of returning officers' expenses by the State will be submitted, and the advisability of approaching the Government with a request for facilities for the introduction of measures having these objectives in view will be discussed.' The right-hand page carries an application form, printed lengthwise. No copies recorded on COPAC/WorldCat etc.