Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. How the world – from Churchill to Truman – responded to the death of a political titan: Clement Attlee led the tributes in a broadcast to the nation: ‘Bevin was first and foremost a great Englishman, forthright and courageous, an idealist, but an eminently practical one’, ‘He understood instinctively the reactions of the ordinary working man and woman but is knowledge of poverty did not drive him into a sterile and bitter class consciousness. Ernest Bevin, M.P. ‘He was endowed with those qualities which make for leadership and for greatness, and with those qualities which made him not only respected and admired but also greatly loved. In Attlee's Labour government he held the post of Foreign Secretary. He understood and could work with people of all classes’, ‘As Minister for Labour during the war, he played a very great part in the achievement of victory’, ‘He showed as Foreign Secretary, high courage and wise statesmanship. 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Monthly journal of the Ernest Bevin Society. It was a rare gift he had’, While Clement Davies, the Liberal leader concluded. ( Log Out / But retained a general confidence in socialism after the Soviet collapse. What Was The Minimum for Sovereign States? in the North Aisle of the Nave. He was one of the outstanding figures in the international scene’. Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis (Biteback, £20) He thought deeply and long about international problems’. Why China’s ‘Blue Republic’ Achieved Nothing, Brendan Clifford on the Russian Revolution – 1, Brendan Clifford on the Russian Revolution – 2, Russia and the Nerve Gas attack on Sergei Skripal. In the 1970s it… 2020 04 Editorial – A Budget Fit For A Keynes? Arthur Deakin – the General Secretary of the TGWU – who succeeded Bevin: ‘We at the TGWU will miss him greatly. 2019 07 Editorial – Boris Johnson our next PM? Although Bevin’s formidable qualities were evident from the 1920s onwards, it took a world war and its aftermath for his full greatness to be recognised. According to Reuter, it was given as the last item’, In the Commons, Anthony Eden spoke in the absence of Churchill, ‘There are for most of us, I think, certain characteristics of the man which will linger always in our thoughts—his massive strength; his integrity, once his conviction was reached; his sense of loyalty to colleagues in good times and in bad, as my colleagues in the War Cabinet will remember very well’, ‘the courage we all know; and perhaps, by no means least, the conjunction made up of these many qualities which aroused deep personal affection towards him of men in so many and such varied walks of life. And said in 1989 that People’s China was not in fact about to collapse. ERNEST BEVIN M.P. Read more... Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund. 2019 09 – Reader’s Letter on Antisemitism, 2019 09 Editorial – Brexit Regardless Of Suffering, 2019 10 Editorial – Labour Handling Brexit, 2019 11 Editorial – the British General Election, 2019 12 Editorial -Hopes for the Election, 2020 02 Editorial – The Route To Labour’s Leader, 2020 03 Editorial – Labour’s Craven Candidates, 2020 05 – Political Theory in Responding to Covid-19, Covid-19: Missouri’s Lawsuit Against China, 2020 06 – Baby Boomers and Modern Politics, 2020 07 Editorial 1 – Starmer Sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey, 2020 07 Editorial 2 – Brexit, Covid-19 And Labour’s Task. He died on 14th April 1951. At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before. Bairstow, Harris & Stanford: Choral Works, The Mystery of the Transfiguration: Seven Meditations, The Challenge of Bioethics to Decision-Making in the UK, Order of Service - Choral Evensong with The Interment of the Ashes of The Right Hon. The Labour movement has lost a great advocate’, ‘He saw the world as a whole. A valiant spirit has passed from us. It is a small independent left-wing magazine based in Britain, but covering the wider world. A memorial service had been held on 24th April. in the North Aisle of the Nave (PDF, 231KB), Grave; Was the Brest-Litovsk Peace Unreasonable? He was cast in a large mould both physically and in an intellectual capacity’. It warned ahead of time that the methods being used to fight Thatcher were going to fail. Trygve Lie – the Secretary-General of the United Nations: ‘My old friend in war and peace who was a champion of the cause of democracy will be greatly missed’, The Guardian reported that ‘Moscow radio today announced the death of Mr Bevin but made no comment. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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