The Communist rebellion against the Socialists arose from an alliance between the revolutionary idealism of women workers with the cloakmakers' rebellion against cross-class coalitionism
. The high point of the rebellion was the 1926 Communist-led male cloakmakers' strike, an event that fits rather poorly into Bender's schema.
34-45; Joseph Lookstein, "Coalitionism
and Separatism in the American Jewish Community," in Tradition 15:4 (1976), pp.
The result of this would be a hegemony of New Labour, the end of purposeful opposition, specious coalitionism
and a Britain without economic authority in Europe.
More consensual government was to be pursued, not by increasing accountability to voters but by institutionalising coalitionism
. This would undermine one of the traditional virtues of the British system -- the electorate's ability to remove an unpopular government; and it would also provide a contrast with the objectives of Victorian reformers.