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date: 23 May 2022

Clement Attlee 1883–1967
British Labour statesman, Prime Minister 1945–51 

  1. Few thought he was even a starter
    There were many who thought themselves smarter
    But he ended PM
    CH and OM
    An earl and a knight of the garter.
     
    of himself
    letter to Tom Attlee, 8 April 1956
  2. [Russian Communism is] the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
    speech at Aarhus University, 11 April 1956
  3. Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
    speech at Oxford, 14 June 1957