Poplarism


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Poplarism British.

1. a policy in local governments of providing relief for the poor, often excessive in amount.
2. any similar policy of government spending that leads to higher taxes. — Poplarist, n.
See also: Poverty
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For Lansbury was the ultimate politician of principle, many principles: Christian socialism, pacifism, anti-colonialism, social justice, feminism, teetotalism - and Poplarism, a brand of municipal socialism as different from that sometimes associated with Birmingham's Joseph Chamberlain as were the two men themselves.
Poplarism, as these defiant policies became known, would be put to the test: 'Sue us
Branson, Poplarism, 1919-25: George Lansbury and the Councillors' Revolt (London, 1979); J.