The Staggers 10 July 2011 The News of the World in better days Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up As the 168-year-old Sunday paper appears on the shelves for the last time, here's a reminder that it's not only contemporary politicians who have courted the tabloids - although their predecessors might not have had quite such a cosy relationship. Aneurin Bevan, architect of the welfare state, appears in the below clip, a 16mm newsreel advert (date unknown): As the sound quality's not great, I've transcribed some of the voice-over below: "Don't miss Nye Bevan's article this week. Aneurin Bevan, one of the most controversial figures in British politics. A man with a mind to speak and not afraid to speak it..." › A worrying tale of Amazon's power Daniel Trilling is the Editor of New Humanist magazine. He was formerly an Assistant Editor at the New Statesman. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!