parliament

Review: The Nye and Clem story

Dick Leonard

I cannot claim to have known Aneurin Bevan, though I met him once and must have heard him speak a dozen times, including his great Trafalgar Square speech during the Suez War, and his final Labour Party conference speech after the 1959 election defeat. He was the hero of my younger years, and I eagerly…

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Public character

Andrew Harrop

So Jon Cruddas is in hot water with the media, again. This time it is his supposedly anti-business stance with respect to public services. Through partial quotation of a forthcoming pamphlet, the Daily Telegraph suggested yesterday that Cruddas wants to see the end of all private sector involvement in public services. But in the meat…