Quotation by Aneurin Bevan

The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honourable Gentleman for four and a half years.
Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960), British Labour politician. Speech, July 23, 1929, to House of Commons. Hansard, col. 1191.

Referring to Neville Chamberlain, prime minister 1937-1940. Bevan did not hide his low opinion of Chamberlain. "He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind," he wrote. "He does not have to struggle ... with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination." (Quoted in Michael Foot, Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 8, 1962).
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