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Hugh Dalton

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Date of Birth: 08/16/1887

Age: 74

Place of birth: Neath

Citizenship: United Kingdom

The most irascible British Chancellor of the Exchequer

As Chancellor, Hugh too carried away by the policy of cheap money and badly coped with the crisis of confidence in the pound sterling in 1947. Dalton`s political career was put in jeopardy when in the same year he opened a reporter the details of the budget for an hour before the put. Prime Minister Clement Attlee (Clement Attlee) accepted his resignation, but later Dalton returned to the office where changed several minor posts.

Biographer Ben Pimlott (Ben Pimlott) Dalton described as a person irritable, short-tempered, short-sighted, with a lack of administrative talent.

Edward Hugh John Neal Dalton (Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton) was born August 16, 1887-th in Neath, Wales (Neath, Wales), and was the son of John Neal Dalton, chaplain Queen Victoria and mentor future king. Edward went to school SummerFields School and Eton College (Eton College). He then went to King`s College, Cambridge (King`s College, Cambridge), where he actively participated in student politics and was nicknamed `Comrade Hyu`. Dalton also studied at the London School of Economics (London School of Economics, LSE) and has received legal knowledge in the Middle Temple (Middle Temple).

During the First World Dalton was called up for service in the Army Corps and then in the Royal Artillery. As a lieutenant, he was French and Italian fronts, having received the Italian medal `Medaglia di Bronzo al Valor Militare` (` Bronze medal for military doblest`) for `contempt opasnosti` during the retreat from Caporetto (Caporetto).

After demobilization, Edward returned to the LSE and became a lecturer at the University of London (University of London), where he earned his PhD degree for his thesis on the principles of public finance in 1920.

Deep respect for intellectual achievements in the economy, Dalton stood in the ranks of the Labour Party - election in the `shadow kabinet` in 1925. He lost his position of Deputy Minister, when the national government was rejected by Ramsay MacDonald (Ramsay MacDonald), and then, as the majority of the members of the Labour Party, lost his mandate in 1931 until 1935, was not re-elected.

Drawing attention to the looming crisis in Europe, Dalton became a representative of the Labour Party on foreign policy in Parliament. With the assistance of trade union activists, Dalton `sdvinul` Labour to politics armed deterrence and rejection of the` umirotvoreniya`. He was a sworn enemy of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (Neville Chamberlain), who was trying to `umilostivit` Hitler (Hitler) by the Munich Agreement in 1938. When World War II broke out, Dalton and other leading members of the Labour Party made it clear that will join any coalition government that is not headed by Chamberlain. This led to the fall of Chamberlain, whose place was taken by Winston Churchill (Winston Churchill).

Although Dalton was married and had a daughter who died in infancy in the early 1920s, the biographer of Ben Pimlott boldly suggests that Dalton was `secret gomoseksualistom`. In his youth, Hugh maintained a close relationship with the poet Rupert Brooke (Rupert Brooke), who died in 1915, and later often performed mentor beautiful young men who are expressed Pilmot were `almost entirely geteroseksualnymi`.

Hugh Dalton died on February 13, 1962-th, 75 years old.

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