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james henry thomas

British trade-union leader and politician, a shrewd and successful industrial negotiator who lost his standing in the labour movement when he joined Ramsay MacDonald's coalition government (August 1931). Later (May 1936) he was found responsible for the leakage of details of a proposed national budget to Stock Exchange speculators, and he left public life.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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