Quotation by Aneurin Bevan

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.... So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960), British Labour politician. Speech, July 4, 1948, Manchester. Quoted in Times (London, July 5, 1948).

Referring to the social policies of the Conservative Party, which "condemned millions of first-class people to semi-starvation." Bevan's words, which formed part of his speech to inaugurate the National Health Service, provoked widespread criticism by the press and embarrassment within his own party.
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