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    THE embodiment of Socialist Liverpool, Bessie Braddock, J.P., M.P., loved and (sometimes) hated, became a legend in her own lifetime and one of the city's most fascinating characters.

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    Nicknamed Battling Bessie, Elizabeth Margaret Braddock, once a Communist, mixed with royalty, Cabinet ministers and top personalities and celebrities.

    But she never forgot her humble roots and was adored by the city's poor, needy and unemployed.
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    Bessie Braddock, in the hall of fame for saying to Winston Churchill:
    Sir, you are drunk
    Churchill replied Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.



    Nancy Astor said to Winston Churchill Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.
    Churchill replied If I were your husband I would take it.



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    Bessie Braddock is the topic of the very popular "Nostalgia" night (29th) with Debz on Radio Merseyside at 10pm-1am for those interested

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    I shall try to listen in, I expect the Braddocks high rise blocks on Netherfield Road named in their honour will get a mention.
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    She also had Herbert Balmer weighed up long before anyone else , in her capacity as memeber of the Watch Committee. She knew he was a fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Bessie Braddock is the topic of the very popular "Nostalgia" night (29th) with Debz on Radio Merseyside at 10pm-1am for those interested
    Tonights show will now no longer be about Bessie but it will be all about Kitty Wilkinson and Amy Elizebeth Imrie.

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