Keep Left (pamphlet)

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For the South African Trotskyist group of the same name, see Keep Left (South Africa).

Keep Left was a pamphlet published in the United Kingdom in 1947 by the New Statesman that was written by Michael Foot, Richard Crossman and Ian Mikardo. It advocated a democratic socialist "third force" foreign policy, a socialist Europe acting independently from either the United States or the Soviet Union, against the pro-American foreign policy of Labour foreign secretary Ernest Bevin. It was a key statement of the Labour left's dissent from the 1945-51 Labour government.