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Aneurin Bevan

Geburtstag: 15. November 1897
Todesdatum: 6. Juli 1960

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Aneurin Bevan, besser bekannt als Nye Bevan, war ein britischer Politiker der walisischen Labour Party. Er setzte als Minister den britischen National Health Service durch.

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„Why read the crystal when he can read the book?“

—  Aneurin Bevan
Context: It has been suggested, I think by the hon. Member for East Aberdeenshire (Mr. Boothby) that the most constructive suggestion he could make was to urge an early General Election and a return of a Tory Government in Britain. Why on earth should he want to prophesy what might result from a Tory Government when history has the record for him? Why read the crystal when he can read the book? Hansard, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 468, col. 319. Speech in the House of Commons, 29 September 1949.

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„I have spent now more than a quarter of a century of my life in public affairs, and as I grow older I become more and more pessimistic. I started-if the House will forgive me this personal note - my career in public affairs in a small colliery town in South Wales. When I was quite a young boy my father took me down the street and showed me one or two portly and complacent looking gentlemen standing at the shop doors, and, pointing to one, he said, "Very important man. That's Councillor Jackson. He's a very important man in this town." I said, "What's the Council?" "Oh, that's the place that governs the affairs of this town," said my father. "Very important place indeed, and they are very powerful men." When I got older I said to myself, "The place to get to is the council. That's where the power is." So I worked very hard, and, in association with my fellows, when I was about 20 years of age, I got on to the council. I discovered when I got there that the power had been there, but it had just gone. So I made some inquiries, being an earnest student of social affairs, and I learned that the power had slipped down to the county council. That was as where it was, and where it had gone to. So I worked very hard again, and I got there-and it had gone from there too. Then I found out that it had come up here. So I followed it, and sure enough I found that it had been here, but I just saw its coat tails round the corner.“

—  Aneurin Bevan
Hansard, House of Commons 5th series, vol 395, columns 1616-1617. Speech in the House of Commons, 15 December 1943.

„The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it.“

—  Aneurin Bevan
Frequently attributed to Bevan as his own words, and sometimes sourced to remarks to NHS patients in 1948 ( example http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/9106880/Read-this-and-prepare-to-fight-for-your-NHS.html), but believed to have been misattributed. This statement was not written down until the Television play about Bevan, 'Food for Ravens' by Trevor Griffiths. Griffiths himself attributes it to Bevan, saying "I have no written source for it, but old Bevanites in the coalfields were saying something like it during the strikes of the 80s and often quoting Nye as the source." ( The truth of Nye Bevan’s words on the NHS https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/02/the-truth-of-nye-bevans-words-on-the-nhs) In the script, a dying Bevan is asked by a young boy if he will be remembered for creating the NHS: Bevan: Maybe, if it lasts. Boy: (looking at press cuttings) Says here it will last forever. Bevan: No such thing as forever, boy. It will last only as long as there's folk with faith left to fight for it. Food for Ravens https://www.closeupfilmcentre.com/vertigo_magazine/volume-1-issue-8-summer-1998/food-for-ravens/ by Marc Karlin.

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„What argument have they to persuade the young men to fight except merely in another squalid attempt to defend themselves against a redistribution of the international swag?“

—  Aneurin Bevan
Hansard, House of Commons 5th series, vol. 346, col. 2139. Speech in the House of Commons on 4 May 1939 opposing conscription.

„There can be no immaculate conception of socialism.“

—  Aneurin Bevan
Oft repeated: see John Campbell "Nye Bevan" (Richard Cohen Books, 1997)

„Although I am not myself a devotee of bigness for bigness sake, I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.“

—  Aneurin Bevan
speaking in the House of Commons during the reading of the NHS Bill http://www.sochealth.co.uk/resources/national-health-service/the-sma-and-the-foundation-of-the-national-health-service-dr-leslie-hilliard-1980/aneurin-bevan-and-the-foundation-of-the-nhs/bevans-speech-on-the-second-reading-of-the-nhs-bill-30-april-1946/. (30 April 1946)

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