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Aneurin Bevan and the Suez Crisis 1956

Duration: 00:44

Aneurin Bevan at his best, giving a speech at the 'Law not War' rally in Trafalgar Square on 4 November 1956. The clip contains one of Bevan's most famous remarks mocking the then British Prime Minister - Robert Anthony Eden over his foreign policy towards Egypt. Aneurin Bevan remarked: 'Sir Anthony Eden has been pretending that he is now invading Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar of course could say the same thing, he could argue that he was entering the house in order to train the police. So, if Sir Anthony Eden is sincere in what he is saying, and he may be, then he is too stupid to be a Prime Minister'.

Available since: Mon 10 Jun 2013

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Tonight 22/10/1962

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First broadcast: 22 Oct 1962

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