This is not an event which produced joy for many, certainly not for me and it left me thinking about a Prime Minister I have long admired - Clement Attlee.
Clement Attlee was the leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955 and Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951.This was the most significant reforming administration of 20th Century Britain. It introduced the National Health Service and nationalised one fifth of the economy.
Attlee had a conventional middle class upbringing and after going to Oxford University began a career as a barrister. He left this to become a social worker in the East End of