Posts Tagged ‘Beveridge’

On this day: Labour’s great rebellion against Churchill and its own leaders

by Jon Lansman.

Seventy years ago today, Labour MPs mounted the biggest rebellion of the second world war against the wartime coalition government’s reluctance to implement the Beveridge report. The overwhelming majority of the parliamentary Labour Party voted against its own leadership – coalition cabinet members Clement Attlee, Herbert Morrison and Ernie Bevin who had pleaded with them […]

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