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.
They all had feet of clay, evidently, apart from Steve Bull, Clement Attlee
Previous Labour PMs James Callaghan, Harold Wilson and Clement Attlee
accepted peerages in the House of Lords but last week Mr Blair made it clear he wouldn't accept one.
Your correspondent uses Clement Attlee
, who I would go further and say was the greatest Prime Minister of last century as a parallel with Jeremy Corbyn.
But Mr Hamilton insisted that at 67 he was younger than Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Clement Attlee
in their political prime and said the jibe would annoy Ukip's elderly backers.
EVENTS 1955: The Labour party elects Hugh Gaitskell as its new leader to succeed Clement Attlee
SOME readers might make the mistake of thinking Bernard McGuin's letter about Labour's Clement Attlee
(Attlee's dark side, June 20) was about 'history.
However, they were lowered following the deaths of Sir Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee
as both were Freemen of the City.
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
The Labour Government led by Clement Attlee
took failing industries which were essential to the British economy into public ownership.
Following the publication of Winston Churchill's four-volume A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, which dealt with the historical experiences of the Britain and her dependencies and the United States from Caesar's invasion of Britain to the beginning of World War I, his political opponent, Clement Attlee
, sarcastically commented that it should have been titled "Things in history that interested me.
Richard Westwood- Brookes, the historical documents expert at auctioneer Mullock Madeley, said it was logical to assume that the likes of Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee
, Ernest Bevin and figures such as Montgomery and Mountbatten would each have received one of the medallions.