Jeremy Corbyn is the most popular leader of the past century among Labour members (partly because a quarter don’t seem to know who Clement Attlee is) Corbyn 71% favourable view Miliband 70% Smith 67% Attlee 66% Brown 65% Wilson 62% Blair 37%
Clement Attlee lived in @ToynbeeHall in the early C20th and formed his principles there. He went on to be President of Toynbee (& Earl & PM) so we shall be raising our #tea to his memory today. #history
For those right-wing Labour MPs, such as or , who angrily denied that Clement Attlee's Labour published a centenary edition of The Communist Manifesto which acknowledged Marx and Engels' influence on Labour: consider this a school day.
The case for Brexit was ably made by Clement Attlee in 1952. “Britain is something more than a European country; it’s a link between many countries in many continents. I do not believe that Britain can federate with continental Europe.”
Britain's huge potential has been held back for a generation by market fundamentalism. Like Clement Attlee in 1945, Labour's vision should be to bring the country into the future.
Favourite story of the day: Clement Attlee took in kindertransport child but never publicised it, the boy reveals for the first time (he's now 90)