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Ken Loach: The Spirit of 45 2013 -

 

119,099.  Piccadilly was already a seething mass of people; the hoarding around Eros was crowded with young people mainly from the Forces.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  Ken Loach: The Spirit of 45, 2013, woman

 

119,100.  Will we, the people who have won the war, drive home our victory against fascism by defeating our pre-war enemies of poverty and unemployment?  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.  man  

 

119,101.  We’re still being taken in.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.

 

119,102.  The great inter-war slumps were not acts of God or blind forces.  They were the sure and certain result of the concentration of too much economic power in the hands of too few men.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.  Labour Party manifesto 45

 

119,103.  The Labour Party is a socialist party and proud of it.  Its ultimate purpose at home is the establishment of the socialist commonwealth of Great Britain – free, democratic, efficient, progressive, public-spirited, its material resources organised in the service of the British people.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.

 

119,104.  The best health services should be available free for all.  Money must no longer be the passport to the best treatment.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.

 

119,105.  Newspapers carried the astonishing news to an amazed public – Labour landslide.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.  Pathe news

 

119,106.  We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.  Aneurin Bevan  

 

119,107.  The idea that people who worked in the industry had any say in how the industry was run was a completely foreign idea.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.  Tony Benn  

 

119,108.  It was not until 1967 that dockers gained permanent employment.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity & Docks)  ibid.  

 

119,109.  They [police] seemed to enjoy inflicting pain and suffering on the working man.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity)  ibid.  striking miner    

 

119,110.  The last registered dock workers did not get their jobs back.   Casual labour has returned to the docks.  (Labour Party & 1940s & Welfare State & Public Sector & Solidarity & Docks)  ibid.