Definition of Laborite in English:


(British Labourite)


  • A member or supporter of a Labor Party.

    • ‘Karmenu Farrugia is yet another Labourite who has expressed himself in favour of Malta's EU accession.’
    • ‘All of this added up to what the Laborites were to call the welfare state - and they were very proud to do so.’
    • ‘I'm a gradualist Laborite who believes in taking as many people as you can with you on controversial issues.’
    • ‘Upon losing office, some Labourites were to be victimized by the new political elite.’
    • ‘More moderate people among the Conservatives and Liberals believe that it is only by letting the Laborites have power that the radical tendencies of the Party can be cured.’
    • ‘For those old Labourites who are hoping he will adopt Liberal Democrat Foreign Policy, they are likely to be sorely disappointed.’
    • ‘It's just that whenever you Labourite chaps see something that is large, privately owned and working well, you want to nationalize it.’
    • ‘The houses of Labourites were not blessed by the parish priest.’
    • ‘But the noise hardly concealed the fact that most Laborites wholeheartedly favor modernizing the state-owned railways, which cost the nation $500 million in 1962 alone.’
    • ‘But his fellow Laborites would have nothing to do with a compromise bill.’
    • ‘The relationship between the Labourites and the Kerry team isn't perfect, obviously.’
    • ‘The leader of Labourites has called on the population to come to a peaceful action and express their protest against collective meters.’
    • ‘The Laborites most likely to lose seats are New Labor loyalists swept in the landslides of 1997 and 2001.’
    • ‘He pointed out that David Miliband was very popular among Labourites in the borough - the sort of man who could become a Prime Minister one day.’
    • ‘Ironically, the one transformational issue that has caused him the most grief is the banning of fox hunting, something that has been on the wish list of the hardiest Labourites in Britain for decades.’
    left-wing, fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
    left-winger, fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
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