And I do come from the Bevanite
wing of the Labour Party.
Some unleashed Labour MPs backing Smith dislike too this leftwinger's Bevanite
anti-austerity policies and if he defied the odds to beat Corbyn in September, they'd soon be organising against him as well.
Crucially, as an old Bevanite
, he had, like Nye himself, a commitment to the integrity of the party and the parliamentary process, unlike the extra-parliamentary methods of Tony Benn.
There is some truth in what he says about canvassing and though for the sake of unity and loyalty he has denied it, another influencing factor, in my view was that of the Bevanite
faction in Birmingham.
His doctoral thesis centred on Aneurin Bevan and the Bevanites
- a specialist topic for Professor Miliband who was himself a reluctant Bevanite
in the early 1950s.
Freeman was a Labour MP elected in 1945 and associated with the left-wing Bevanite
Partly, I think it has to do with Attlee's failure (as Kaufman sees it) to act with sufficient firmness against the Bevanite
to resign from the cabinet over prescription charges was Harold Wilson.
Jagau replied that the first book of Laski's he had read was The American Presidency; he considered himself, he added, a Bevanite
Rupert had recently returned from Oxford University (where he had been president of the leftwing Bevanite
Club) to take over the running of his father's newspapers following his death.
view prevailed and the NHS was established as a national service.
Apart from a brief stint as a Bevanite
inside the Labour Party in the 1950s, he was never a member of a political party, but found his closest allies among those who left the Communist Parties after 1956 and remained committed to the struggle for socialist democracy.