The good old days pt 3
The book I've been reading about Labour in the '50s (see previous posts) had a happy ending.
Nye Bevan patched up his differences with the new leader Gaitskell and served him loyally in the Shadow Cabinet.
He went on to alienate his "Bevanite" left supporters by arguing for the H-bomb, abandoning his commitment to nationalisation, and denouncing Tribune's tactics.
Who can imagine any of the current "I've suddenly discovered I was on the left all along" deputy leadership candidates letting down their ardent young radical supporters in such a way?