His personality and leadership allowed him to reinvigorate "new unionism," thereby introducing general unionism and the concept of Larkinism
The word 'Larkinism
' used to stand for a certain sort of staid, decent, wary Englishness; now it refers to the articulate far right....
Reading this book made me wish that in November 1994 I had defied my chronic-becoming-acute Larkinism
(`I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day') and had travelled to Athens to attend the conference.
The Lepracaun's editorial line bordered on the Griffithite--a conservative tendency to acquiesce to employers as the "devil you know" rather than give in to Larkinism
, while simultaneously lamenting corrupt national and municipal politics, and the degradation of slums and workhouses.