1945 Labour Government, Anthony Broxton, Clement Attlee

VE Day at 75: ‘This is Your Victory’

8th May 1945. Victory in Europe Day. Britain rejoices after ‘the people have fought and endured five years, eight months and four days of the bloodiest war in history’ How 'the people' and Mr Churchill, Attlee and Bevin celebrated their VE Day Crowds – of about 10,000 - began to assemble in Trafalgar Square on… Continue reading VE Day at 75: ‘This is Your Victory’

1945 Labour Government, Clement Attlee, General Election 1945

Britain Is A Socialist Country: How Labour Won The 1945 Election

There were just 79 days between Germany's surrender and Attlee’s arrival at 10 Downing Street. Labour shocked the world by ousting Churchill, and had a manifesto to radically alter British working life. For the first time in the party’s history, they had a majority to do it. Yet the 1945 election almost never happened. And when… Continue reading Britain Is A Socialist Country: How Labour Won The 1945 Election

1945 Labour Government, Clement Attlee, General Election 1945, NHS, Welfare State

New Jerusalem: How Labour Built the NHS

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Britain showed the world that a universal health care system was possible. Here is how Nye Bevan’s vision came to fruition and how the National Health Service Act was guided through parliament.  On the 5th July 1948, a young girl was admitted to Park Hospital in Manchester, to be… Continue reading New Jerusalem: How Labour Built the NHS

1945 Labour Government, Clement Attlee, NHS, Welfare State

Now Britain is a Socialist Country: How Labour shocked the world and won the 1945 election

There were only 79 days between the end of the Second World War and Attlee’s arrival in 10 Downing Street. Labour shocked the world by ousting Churchill, and had a mandate to radically alter every aspect of the British working life. For the first time in the party’s history, they had a majority to do… Continue reading Now Britain is a Socialist Country: How Labour shocked the world and won the 1945 election

1945 Labour Government, Clement Attlee, NHS, Nye Bevan

“Why should the people wait any longer?” – How Labour built the NHS

The essence of a satisfactory health service is that the rich and the poor are treated alike, that poverty is not a disability, and wealth is not an advantage Society becomes more wholesome, more serene, and spiritually healthier, if it knows that its citizens have at the back of their consciousness the knowledge that not… Continue reading “Why should the people wait any longer?” – How Labour built the NHS