Ernest Bevin

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Noun1.Ernest Bevin - British labor leader and statesman who played an important role in diplomacy after World War II (1884-1951)
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Attlee's government was successful because he had good people working with him - Stafford Cripps, Aneurin Bevan and Ernie Bevin, who helped establish NATO.
IN 1949, our MP in Gateshead, Konni Zilliacus, who had been elected three years earlier with big majority, came under scrutiny by foreign secretary Ernie Bevin, for his opposition to the party's foreign policy.
His passing breaks one of the last links with the postwar heyday of Attlee, Nye Bevan and Ernie Bevin.
Recognising his own limitations, he had his own "in-house" attack dogs, including the likes of Nye Bevan, Herbert Morrison and Ernie Bevin.
So when Ernie Bevin asked for volunteers 70 years ago he wasn't starting a trend.
It tells the story of my 36 years in the party of Keir Hardie, Nye Bevan, Ernie Bevin, Jim Callaghan, Michael Foot and John Smith.
More than half-a-century ago Ernie Bevin said if nuclear weapons were a necessity they should have the Union Jack on them.
But Ernie Bevin, unlike Gordon Brown, slapped down the conspirators.
Trade union boss Ernie Bevin lit the faggots to his political funeral pyre in October 1935 at Labour's Brighton conference, in a ferocious speech which had Virginia Woolf in tears.