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 (ăt′lē), Clement Richard 1883-1967.
British politician who as prime minister (1945-1951) formed the Labor government that established the National Health Service, expanded public ownership of industry, and granted independence to India (1947) and Burma (1948).


(Biography) Clement Richard, 1st Earl Attlee. 1883–1967, British statesman; prime minister (1945–51); leader of the Labour party (1935–55). His government instituted the welfare state, with extensive nationalization


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Clement (Richard), 1883–1967, British prime minister 1945–51.
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Noun1.Attlee - British statesman and leader of the Labour Party who instituted the welfare state in Britain (1883-1967)
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And, of course, there is no-one as big as Attlee to take over the leadership.
Despite being a member of the wartime cabinet Clement Attlee had little knowledge of the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic weapons that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Winston Churchill's quip about Labour Leader Clem Attlee - "a modest man with much to be modest about" - said more about Churchill than about Attlee.
No individual party leader, not even Attlee, has had more than 50% vote in a General Election since before World War Two.
The Big Event 4 took place at Attlee Park in Bedlington, with 4,000 people enjoying the early summer fun throughout the afternoon - a new record for the event.
The record of Clement Attlee and his government remains unsurpassed as social revolution brought about change which included nationalisation of utilities and bankrupt industry, near full employment, and the founding of the NHS which brought quality free health care to the whole population.
Moving through the years, we see reforming Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee at the Northumberland Miners' Picnic in the late 1940s.
The name of Clement Attlee is indelibly associated with the great leap forward in the construction of Britain's welfare state accomplished by the 1945-51 Labour government: the implementation of William Beveridge's blueprint for National Insurance, a Family Allowance, improved old age pensions, and the National Health Service.
Churchill snidely described Labour leader Clement Attlee as a modest man with a lot to be modest about.
Earl Attlee, who is a Tory despite being grandson of Labour post-war PM Clem Attlee, said: "The spare room subsidy encourages people to make full use of their property and to consider running a small business.
They never mention some key facts about Clement's finals days in power: | The Attlee Government was responsible for beginning the procS ess of decolonialisation of the British Empire, starting by granting independence to India.
Attlee, pictured, said: "Labour can deliver the goods.