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Clement Attlee
(1883-1967) born on
Jan 03
English labour party leader. As prime minister, 1945-1951, he presided over the establishment of the welfare state in Great Britain and over the granting of independence to India.
         
   
F
Democracy means government by discussion but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.

R
Few thought he was even a starter.
There were many who thought themselves smarter.
But he ended PM, CH and OM,
An earl and a Knight of the Garter.
A
One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st.
N
I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
K
The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Anatomy of Britain," by Anthony Sampson.
R: On his political career, news summaries 8 Apr 1956.
A: Comparing Winston Churchill to a cake, quoted by William Manchester in "The Last Lion," 1983.
N: On rebuilt House of Commons; in "Time," 6 Nov 1950.
K: In "The Fine Art of Political Wit," by Leon A Harris, 1964.
   


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