United Kingdom general election, 1945 Landslide victory for Clement Attlee's Labour Party, over Winston Churchill's Conservatives. The greatest factor in Labour's dramatic win was policy of social reform introducing the welfare state under Attlee's government, 1945–1951
The Tax Bill Shows the G.O.P.’s Contempt for Democracy
Seven days a week she shuffles round Southport, scavenging through litter bins. " "Marks & Spencer won't let me use their toilet, " she told me. "They say it's for paying customers only. " Btw, I know for certain that she's not homeless but, is, like so many others, forgotten, lonely and practically penniless. So much for our 'welfare state', eh? I wish to God that someone would fix our country's so-called 'safety net' ; and fix
All the progressives who invoke Christian principles to justify the welfare state conveniently forget this part. There is no virtue in demanding others pay for what one considers to be the "compassionate" thing to do.