In those early days, before the Cold War gathered momentum, the Attlee
government had a major dilemma: whether to pursue an internationalist or a nationalist agenda.
As post-war Prime Minister, Attlee
led the most remarkable reforming government Britain has ever had, in most appalling economic circumstances.
A number of letters have questioned my honesty over my original letter regarding Attlee
and his loss of power.
In the evening Attlee
Park was transformed into an open air cinema, with a crowd of thousands making their way down to the bandstand with picnic blankets and deck chairs in tow.
Indeed, an elderly and unwell Attlee
insisted on rising from his sick bed and attending Churchill's state funeral in 1965.
For Clement Attlee
was himself formed by his experiences and activities in this critical period when Victorian philanthropy met and was forced to come to terms with working-class self-organisation in the crucible of London's East End.
Let's stop being modest about Attlee
and give him the statue and credit he deserves.
All the trappings of power were absent last week at the funeral of Earl Attlee
, Britain's Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951: no honour guards or artillery caissons, no press or television, no crush of spectators.
Unlike Queen Victoria, no one would accuse Clement Attlee
of being 'colourful1, and Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds, a tutor at Oxford and a barrister, admittedly two professions that do not lead to lightness of touch, does not try.
They pooled together some of their own clothing coupons so that the Prime Minister, Mr Attlee
, would gain the new overcoat within the clothing coupon rules that operated during the war and in early post-war Britain.
Ideas and economic crises in Britain from Attlee
to Blair (1945-2005).
The poll rated Labour's post-war Prime Minister Clement Attlee
, architect of the National Health Service (NHS), easily topped the poll with a score of 8.
Original editions of The Gardens of Italy are rather scarce, so this new book with text by the garden historian Helena Attlee
is most welcome.
As such, I think I've only picked up two or three over the years: Muhammed Ali, Steve Bull and Clement Attlee
Twenty letter-bombs were to be posted to the Government, including Attlee
and Churchill, but they had had to be posted from Italy as they couldn't even find people to post them in London.