Ernest Bevin

Calder, Ritchie
February 1941
New Republic;2/24/41, Vol. 104 Issue 8, p273
Focuses on Ernest Bevin, Socialist member of the War Cabinet and Minister for Labour in Great Britain. Speculation that he is going to be the future Prime Minister; Qualities of a reconstruction Prime Minister of a Socialist administration; Report that of all the Labor leaders, he is the one most violently attacked by the Communists; Journey of Bevin from poverty and hardship to the strongest labor leader in Great Britain; View that if he is still an unskilled parliamentarian, he has been an astute politician who has never been afraid of taking an unpopular line; Information on the work of Bevin as the Minister of Labour; Criticism of Bevin's policies; Report that he is the bitter critic of the present regime in the Soviet Union; Report that he keeps the issues of the post-war world squarely before him while he wages war on German Dictator Adolf Hitler; Report that at the Trade Union Congress, he lambasted the old diplomacy and scourged the Foreign Office and its embassies; View that he has character and courage, ability and vision.


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