1. Exquisite Tweets from @TheStuffOfMemes, @LawDavF, @almurray, @RichardJaEvans, @HelfigHill

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    This is what the British right wing press was saying in 1945 to scare voters away from choosing what became the government that created the NHS.

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    TheStuffOfMemes

    Laurie Charles

  2. This was not a 'right-wing press thing'. If you actually look at the story this is what Churchill said and they were reporting it. He was also - correctly - widely criticised for saying it.

    LawDavF

    Lawrence Freedman

  3. almurray

    Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK

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  5. Though the right wing press was trying to stop Labour. This is from the Express’s editor on the 1945 election

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    RichardJaEvans

    Richard Evans

  6. Attlee replied with a brilliant, rational speech emphasising the responsibilities that come with freedom and denouncing 'freedom for the rich and slavery for the poor'. He won the argument and the two men retained their mutual respect and civility. Those were the days.

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    HelfigHill

    Matt Hill

  7. @senoJsicnarF I’ve no doubt about the political leanings of the Express and Beaverbrook, but the words were still Churchill’s. I think Attlee was a bit shocked - and of course Churchill lost the election heavily.

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    LawDavF

    Lawrence Freedman

  8. Indeed! This is from the same editor on his response to hearing the result...

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    RichardJaEvans

    Richard Evans