Foreign News: Rebel's Return

Two and a half years ago stormy Aneurin Bevan scrambled over Labor Party Leader Clement Attlee's feet to the dispatch box and denounced Attlee's acceptance of SEATO as a "surrender to American pressure," and angrily resigned forthwith from the party's inner leadership, known as the Shadow Cabinet.*

Two years ago he denounced his arch right-wing rival Hugh Gaitskell as a "desiccated calculating machine," and vowed, "I'll fight the blighter year after year if necessary."

Eighteen months ago Bevan's defiance became so blatant and outspoken that Gaitskell and his supporters demanded his expulsion from the...

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