Nye Bevan Quits: The Dawn of Labour’s Divisive Decade

In 1951 Nye Bevan resigned from the Cabinet over NHS charges. He told Prime Minister  Attlee that Labour’s budget ‘fails to apportion fairly the burdens of expenditure as between different social classes’ A look back at the beginning of the Gaitskellite/Bevanite battle that would divide the party for the next decade. The 1950 general election result … Continue reading Nye Bevan Quits: The Dawn of Labour’s Divisive Decade

The End of a Thousand Years of History – Labour’s Long March To Brexit

Hugh Gaitskell, Barbara Castle, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Jeremy Corbyn all have one thing in common. They have all advocated withdrawal from the EEC/EU at some point in their long political careers. But only Jeremy Corbyn can see it through to fruition. It begs the question, why … Continue reading The End of a Thousand Years of History – Labour’s Long March To Brexit