Aneurin Bevan Quote
“This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.”
Daily Herald, 25 May 1945
“How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.”
In Place of Fear (1952), Chapter 1
Born: November 15, 1897
Died: July 6, 1960 (aged 62)
Bio: Aneurin Nye Bevan was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1959 until his death in 1960. The son of a coal miner, Bevan was a lifelong champion of social justice and the rights of working people.