Sunday Morning Video: The Improbable Mr. Atlee

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1945 Campaign poster via the Labour archive.

Americans love *certain* British Prime Ministers but Clement Atlee is not one of them. Perhaps it’s because he ran the great reforming post-World War II Labour government that established the NHS. Socialism, bad; Thatcherism good. Atlee was a mousy and uncharismatic figure but a bona fide political genius.He is also *very* highly regarded in the UK, where he usually ranks as one of the top 3 PMs and more often than not #1, at least in the hearts of us commie pinko types.

This BBC 4 documentary is an excellent introduction to Clem Atlee who could also be described as the mouse that roared:

One thought on “Sunday Morning Video: The Improbable Mr. Atlee

  1. Mass says:

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