Back Seat for Bevan

Curtis, Michael
October 1953
New Republic;10/19/53, Vol. 129 Issue 12, p5
The article highlights the political direction of the Labor party of Great Britain decided at the party's convention. The party's national executive has accepted and endorsed the official program "challenge to Britain" under the influence of left-wing led by Aneurin Bevan. Although the Bevanites would have preferred a more full-blooded document with larger and more definitive proposals for extending the hold of state ownership. But they had bowed to the will of the majority. The left-wing has seldom before enjoyed the favors of a man so senior in the party hierarchy nor of one who is such a serious contender for its leadership.


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