'A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s wage. […] The
fairness of political economy, such as it truly lays down the laws that rule
actual society, that fairness is all on one side – on that of Capital. Let,
then, the old motto be buried forever and replaced by another: Possession
of the means of work- raw material, factories, machinery- by the working people
Extract from Engels' writing in The Labour Standard, 1881. This publication acted as an organ for British trade unions in the late nineteenth century, and was key in influencing the younger generations in the British socialist movement.