We’ve had six Labour governments but never had socialism

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We’ve had six Labour governments but never had socialism

READER and veteran SNP activist Hamish MacQueen was mildly criticised by two readers (September 1) for mildly criticising Carolyn Leckie’s fine article on the NHS. Actually, he merely added an addendum, by saying that the welfare state was more or less instigated by Lord Beveridge, a Liberal, and not a socialist. Whether Bevan or Viscount Earl Atlee or any Labourite was or is a socialist is a different debate and a matter of political opinion. We have had six Labour…

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We’ve had six Labour governments but never had socialism