Sunday, April 12, 2015

Quote for the Day: Clement Atlee

Few thought he was even a starter.
There were many in life who were smarter.
But he finished PM,
CH and OM,
An Earl and a Knight of the Garter. 

- Clement Atlee (1883-1967), writing about himself.

Atlee was Britain’s first post war Prime Minister (1945-1951), winning a landslide for Labour, helping to usher in a new era of British Politics. Attlee’s Labour Government introduced sweeping reforms such as nationalisation of major industries, creation of the modern welfare state and the introduction of the National Health Service.

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