芭芭拉·安妮·卡斯尔（Barbara Anne Castle）是英国工党政治家，1945年至1979年担任布莱克本议会议员，使她成为下议院历史上任职时间最长的女议员，直到2007年格温妮丝·邓伍迪打破这一纪录。
Those were the ideals that drove us to nationalization of the health service.
And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit.
In politics, guts is all.
It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time. Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else.
There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief.