Clement Richard Attlee, 1883 - 1967
TIME magazine cover (6 February 1950)
Born: 3 January 1883, London, England, UK
Died: 8 October 1967, Westminster Hospital, London, England, UK
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- A Tory minister can sleep in ten different women's beds in a week. A Labour minister gets it in the neck if he looks at his neighbour's wife over the garden fence. permalink
- Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. permalink
- Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. permalink
- The Common Market. The so-called Common Market of six nations. Know them all well. Very recently this country spent a great deal of blood and treasure rescuing four of 'em from attacks by the other two. permalink
- The Government has now resolved to enter upon an arms race, and the people will have to pay for their mistake in believing that it could be trusted to carry out a policy of peace.... This is a War Budget. We can look in the future for no advance in Social Legislation. All available resources are to be devoted to armaments. permalink
broadcast (22 April 1936)
- The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days. permalink
- There were few who thought him a starter,
Many who thought themselves smarter.
But he ended PM,
CH and OM,
an Earl, and a Knight of the Garter. permalink
limerick about himself
- We are told in the White Paper that there is danger against which we have to guard ourselves. We do not think you can do it by national defence. We think you can only do it by moving forward to a new world — a world of law, the abolition of national armaments with a world force and a world economic system. I shall be told that that is quite impossible. permalink
speech in the House of Commons (11 March 1935)
- When we are returned to power we want to put in the statute book an act which will make our people citizens of the world before they are citizens of this country. permalink
The Labour Party in Perspective (1937)
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