Aneurin "Nye" Bevan (15 November 1897 – 6 July 1960) was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1959 until his death in 1960. The son of a coal miner, Bevan was a lifelong champion of social justice and the rights of working people. He was a long-time Member of Parliament (MP), representing Ebbw Vale for 31 years, and became recognised as one ... more »
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''I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.''Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Speech, April 30, 1946, House of Commons.
''The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honourable Gentleman for four and a half years.''Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Speech, July 23, 1929, to House of Commons. Hansard, col. 1191. Referring to Neville Chamber...
''It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.''Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. speech, Nov. 4, 1956. At rally protesting Britain's armed intervention in the Suez dispute.
''If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.''Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Speech, May 16, 1957, House of Commons. Hansard, col. 680. Referring to Foreign Minister Sel...
''The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.''Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Quoted in Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 1, Michael Foot (1962).