Louis de Brouckère

Louis de Brouckère 31 May 31, 1870 Roeselare - 4 June, 1951, Brussels was Belgian socialist journalist, politician and academic. He was a member of the Belgian Labour Party from the 1890s.

de Brouckère attended the Stuttgart Congress of the Second International. Here he moved a resolution in which he argued that there should be parity of status between party and unions. He said they should share a commitment to the socialist education of the working class. However Karl Kautsky brokered a compromise resolution in which the parties and the unions "had an equally important task to perform in the struggle for proletarian emancipation," with the domain of each logically separated and independent of the other. Provided by Wikipedia