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It is unnecessary to discuss here whether the Soviet leaders have adopted the only course open to them under the conditions prevailing in Russia.

Progressive accumulation of capital goods was now pursued for its own sake. It may be we could have reached here by other methods and more seemly incentives. They have besmirched the name of Britain. There are other and better ways of dealing with alleged abuses than by throwing in the sponge. In the meantime let us keep in mind that, fesr, example is better than precept.

And it may not be catastrophic unemployment. The physical facilities prepared for him are fantastic in their inadequacy. Even in Britain the easement afforded by it was considerable. Back to private enterprise, which has already failed him?


Macmillan was able to concentrate full-time on Housing, instead of being obliged, like Bevan, to combine his housing portfolio with that for Health which for Bevan took the higher priority.

When we consider the great discoveries in medicine that have revolutionized surgery and the treatment of disease, the same pattern appears. I had to negotiate. Before aid can be given to anything like an adequate extent, the relationship of the individual citizen to the Great Society will have to be revised. Archived from the original on 5 July The accumulators could not stop accumulating.

There is plenty of evidence that this attitude of mind still persists. Nor should we underestimate the size of the invasion we are making.

Expenditure exceeded the estimates by large amounts, and Mr. On the “appointed day”, 5 Julyhaving overcome political opposition from both the Conservative Party and from within his own party, and after a dramatic showdown with the British Medical Associationwhich had threatened to derail the National Health Service scheme before it had even begun, as medical practitioners continued to withhold their support just months before the launch of the service, Bevan’s National Health Service Act came into force.


It is of no importance for the argument whether this is good or bad, desirable or undesir- able. And so it proved. For the next five years, Bevan was the leader of the left wing of the Labour Party, who became known as Bevanites.

The amount of additional wealth created during a generation was trivial compared with what was inherited; and what was there to inherit consisted in the main of land.

Doubtless other defects can be found and further improvements made.

These were the obvious instruments of power and wealth. With that success he was picked as the Labour Party candidate for Ebbw Vale displacing the sitting MPand easily held the seat at the General Election. There never can placr a clearer case of the private exploitation of a product publicly produced. It is he who must make articulate the wants, the frustrations, and the aspira- tion of the masses. Bevan was bfvan responsible for the distribution of strike pay in Tredegar and the formation of the Council of Action, an organisation that helped to raise money and provided food for the miners.

In Place of Fear by Aneurin Bevan

But the capitalist, bound to his ever- revolving wheel, was in no position to respond. Going to Parliament seemed a roundabout and tedious way of realising what seemed already within our grasp by more direct means.

To this again I was most ready to respond, as it had never occurred to me that anything otherwise had been intended. But the difference is just there. So for us power meant the use of collective action designed to transform society and so lift all of us together.

When the strike started on 3 MayBevan soon emerged as one of the leaders of the South Wales miners.


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And most of tliose things were demonstrably created in the struggle with the forces of nature. There are some nations that have not done so. Modem industrial society is no longer a multiplication of a number of simple self-sufficient social groupings, each able to detach itself from the others without damage to itself.

The coal industry had been rescued from complete collapse by a series of Statutes all designed to eliminate, not increase, competition among the various coal companies, and to enable them to fix the price of coal at a level which would ensure continued production in high cost pits. This is especially the case in a country with a fully matured parliamentary democracy like Great Britain.

The function of Parliament as an instrument of social change has received inadequate attention from students of political theory. No doubt this is the same question as the one to which the savants of political theory are fond of addressing themselves, but there is a world of difference in the way it shaped itself for young workers like myself.

It sols forth in and otherwise assimilated into thesimple, coheient, and sometimes 1 ‘ body politic. Chamberlain insisted on this, because for him Bedwellty was as far away as later Czecho- slovakia became.

The record is immediately behind us for the reading. What J do contend is that the suffering of the poor was ignored whilst they lacked the power and status to insist on alleviation. The State was a naked instrument of coercion, accompanied by varying degrees of Royal absolutism. The possibilities of bulk ordering of whole ranges of hospital equipment and necessities, such as blankets and linen, were realized early in the development of the scheme.

Baldwin was a past master in the use of political inertia. Born into a working-class family in South WalesBevan eventually emerged as one of Wales’ most revered politicians.