Churchill dismissed Clement Atlee
as: "A sheep in sheep's clothing." Disraeli said: "If Gladstone fell into the Thames that would be a misfortune.
Minister without Portfolio Clement Atlee
and Minister of Labour and National Service Ernest Beven proved indispensable to Churchill's team but also pursued their stated aims of social democracy in Great Britain after the war.
Ruskin's influence on people like Labour's Clement Atlee
also helped to shape the post-war wave of legislation following the further depredations of the 1920s and '30s.
was 65 when, as Prime Minister, he introduced the NHS," he said.
Hearing this question, Attlee's lips became twisted in a sarcastic smile as he slowly chewed out the word, ' m- i- n- i- m- a- l'," W HILE the declassification of the Netaji files has sparked off a massive debate on the need to rewrite modern Indian history, a yet- to be- published book-- Bose: An Indian Samurai -- by Netaji scholar and military historian General GD Bakshi claims that former British prime minister Clement Atlee
said the role played by Netaji's Indian National Army was paramount in India being granted Independence, while the non- violent movement led by Gandhi was dismissed as having had minimal effect.
There are some obvious contenders on the list, including Winston Churchill, deputy Prime Minister Clement Atlee
and Anthony Eden, secretary of state for war.
THE surrender of Japan was announced at midnight on August 14, 1945 by Prime Minister Clement Atlee
, in a broadcast from 10 Downing Street.
The closest that we came to having a democratically-elected socialist government was in 1945, when Labour leader Clement Atlee
He was eventually deposed in the 1945 general election, when Labour swept into power with Clement Atlee
as Prime Minister.
The 2011 election resulted in the first coalition in the UK since the 1939/45 war years after which Clement Atlee
came to power.
It is hard to argue that Winston Churchill (and Clement Atlee
) or Franklin Roosevelt (and Harry Truman) offer the same level of personal genius, but in the aftermath of the Second World War, they were all working from democracies and at that time they set in train a renewed sense of global governance that worked very well for a long time.
"She and Clement Atlee
(post-War Labour PM) were the two postwar PMs who brought the strongest philosophical drive to government."
Relating to Les May's letter, I too remember the Atlee government (Clement Atlee
was a very good Prime Minister) and the NHS being formed and the nationalisation programme which was a good thing for the country.
Gutmann said the order to build the barbed wire enclosures, which were guarded by British Army conscripts, was among the most controversial decisions made by the Labour government of Clement Atlee
In the post-war 1945 general election, Clement Atlee
de- feated the war hero Winston Churchill with nine words: