Given the amount of controversy engendered by his legacy, there is ample room for a political biography of Clement Attlee
which challenges the prevailing view, defends the man and his administrations, and offers a convincing explanation as to how and why this modest individual was able to lead his party through three decades and reach the helm of Britain's first majority labour government.
Left, Labour PM Clement Attlee
in Northumberland; right, Michael Heseltine meets an old teacher in Newcastle,1986
THE LATE Clement Attlee
, Labour Prime Minister, had his funeral in October 1967.
He told them he was proud to follow in the footsteps of Keir Hardie, Clement Attlee
and Barbara Castle, who all attended the gala.
As such, I think I've only picked up two or three over the years: Muhammed Ali, Steve Bull and Clement Attlee
The materials would clearly be of historical interest for what they reveal about diplomacy in a time of war, even if Cripps hadn't gone on to be considered, with Clement Attlee
and Ernest Bevin, one of Labour's "big three" in the postwar era.
Previous Labour Prime Ministers James Callaghan, Harold Wilson and Clement Attlee
accepted peerages in the House of Lords.
Basically, Churchill was an individualist who had an instinctive mistrust of government action in the service of vested interests, be they the church, the military, the aristocracy, or manufacturing interests - not to mention the Conservative Party establishment from Joseph Chamberlain in the 1900s to his son Neville in the 30s or the Labor Party of Ernest Bevin and Clement Attlee
in the '40s and early 50s.
EVENTS 1950: Clement Attlee
returns as prime minister of Britain but with a single-figure majority.
Few surprises at the rest which includes Clement Attlee
and Winston Churchill.
SIR - Labour leader Ed Miliband has suggested he will draw inspiration from the post-war administration of Clement Attlee
if his party comes to power in 2015.
FORMER Pontypridd MP Kim Howells, who worked for the NUM during the Miners' Strike, said: "She was probably the most remarkable politician of the post-war years - I guess with Clement Attlee