Norwegian Labour Party
Source: Communist Unity Convention: Official Report
Date: September 1920
Publisher: Communist Party of Great Britain
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Your communication about the Communist Convention has been received. We thank you for your invitation to send fraternal delegates, but we have at present 10 delegates attending the Congress of the Third International. Besides this the are carrying on a good deal of work in the different organisations. It is therefore impossible to send fraternal delegates to your Convention.
We express the best wishes for the unification of the Communist groups in England. The organised workers here are specially interested in the development of Communist organisation in your country. We shall follow your deliberations with the keenest interest, and are expecting good results.
The Labour Party in Norway has decided for the Soviet system and the dictatorship of the proletariat. We take part in elections, but see in mass action the real means for attaining Socialism.
The Norwegian Labour Party has now a membership of 120,000. The Trade Union Congress, held last week, decided also in favour of the same principles, and sent a delegate to the International Communist Congress in Russia. The Central Trade Union organisations have a membership of 150,000. The party and trade unions consist essentially of the same members.
With fraternal greetings,
MARTIN TRANMAEL, Secretary.
KYRRE GREPP, Chairman.