Two years later, it was rearmament that was on the political agenda. Instead of the predicted disaster, cutting loose from gold proved a major advantage.
The evolutions in the relations between the parties of the left, and between them and other non-socialist anti-fascist groups with the emergence of a popular front strategy, meant that alliances often shifted.
Chamberlain pursued the failed policy of appeasement in regard to Adolf Hitler's aggression, signing the Munich Pact. The royal death thereby acted to enhance a shared Britishness.
American-style dry cereals began to challenge the porridge and bacon and eggs of the middle classes, and the bread and margarine of the poor.
Cole repeated the dire warnings they had been making for years about the imminent death of capitalism, only now far more people paid attention.
Neither Sheppard's personal contacts nor other PPU connections inside the Labour Party and in literary circles gave any access to the corridors of power similar to that enjoyed by the LNU.