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The Monday Club, 1962-1989, n.d.


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  • Creation: 1962-1989, n.d.

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The Monday Club is a British political pressure group aligned with the Conservative Party. It was founded on 1 January 1961, during the Party's internal debate over decolonisation, out of disillusionment within the Party at the perceived drift to the Left under Macmillan, and sought to force local associations to discuss and debate Party policy. It seeks to uphold the preservation of the constitution and existing institutions, the freedom of the individual, private ownership of property, and the need for Britain to play a leading part in world affairs.

The main impetus for the group's formation was provided by the African policies of the Conservative government in particular as a general reaction to Macmillan's 'Wind of Change' speech. The Club promoted a policy of voluntary, or assisted, repatriation for non-white immigrants, and it was ultimately because of its race and immigration policies that the Conservative Party suspended its long-standing link with The Monday Club in October 2001.

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