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Clement Richard, 1st Earl Attlee. 1883--1967, British statesman; prime minister (1945--51); leader of the Labour party (1935--55). His government instituted the welfare state, with extensive nationalization
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When Attlee met Truman and the Canadian leader, Mackenzie King, in November 1945 he argued that 'a real attempt must be made to build a world organisation upon the abandonment of power politics'.
The Big Event 4 took place <B at Attlee Park in Bedlington - Photo by North East FPV
Left, Labour PM Clement Attlee in Northumberland; right, Michael Heseltine meets an old teacher in Newcastle,1986
As Jon Cruddas showed in his Attlee memorial lecture (Cruddas, 2011), Clement Attlee was a romantic before he was a politician.
Attlee was the presiding figure at three great turning points in twentieth-century British history.
Attlee applied his moral certainty both to personal decisions as well as to the big issues of state, making his approach more rather than less relevant.
This argument underlies his analysis of change and continuity in British economic policy-making, which focuses on four key moments of potential policy realignment--the successful realignments under Clement Attlee (1945-1951) and Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) and the failed realignments under Edward Heath (1970-1974) and Tony Blair (1997-2005)--and the role of economic ideas within institutions.
They all had feet of clay, evidently, apart from Steve Bull, Clement Attlee etc.
Remember Winston Churchill's remark, following the suggestion that his rival politician Clement Attlee was a very humble man, that he had a great deal to be humble about.
The date appears to be August 20 and the hairstyles look decidedly early 70s, but this is one of a very few pictures in this collection where the year is sadly no longer decipherable, and anyone with information is invited to contact us; Clement Attlee MP, leader of the Opposition, addresses a meeting of Labour Women at Rhyl Pavilion, April 23, 1952.
Gordon Matta-Clark: The Space Between, by James Attlee and Lisa Le Feuvre.
On 4 December British Prime Minister Clement Attlee arrived in Washington to confer with Truman on the crisis.