Late in his life, Crossman was editor of the New Statesman. He is remembered for his highly revealing three-volume Diaries of a Cabinet Minister. He was educated at Twyford Schooland at Winchester College although these scholarships were abolished in he was 'founder's kin', being descended from William of Wykeham through his father's ancestor, John Danvers  where he became head boy.
He excelled academically and on the football field. He studied Classics at New Richard balfour lynn wife sexual dysfunctionOxfordreceiving a double first and became a fellow in He taught philosophy at the university before becoming a lecturer for the Workers' Educational Association. He was a councillor on Oxford City Counciland became head of the Labour group in He had numerous homosexual affairs at university.
With war correspondent Colin WillsCrossman co-wrote the script for German Concentration Camps Factual Surveya British government documentary, produced by Sidney Bernstein with treatment advice by Alfred Hitchcockthat showed gruelling scenes from Nazi concentration camps. The uncompleted film was shelved for decades before being assembled by scholars at the Imperial War Museum and released in The conferences were credited with helping to heal bad memories created by the war.
At the conference too were Denis Healeysoon to become a Labour Party politician, and Robin Daylater a political broadcaster. Crossman entered the House of Commons at the general electionas the Member of Parliament MP for Coventry Easta seat he held until shortly before he died in The committee's report, submitted in Aprilincluded a recommendation forJewish displaced persons to be permitted to enter Palestine.
The recommendation was rejected by the British government, after which Crossman Richard balfour lynn wife sexual dysfunction the socialist opposition to the official British policy for Palestine.
That incurred Bevin's enmity, and may have been the primary factor which prevented Crossman from achieving ministerial rank during the —51 government. Crossman initially supported the Arab cause but after meeting Chaim Weizmannhe became a lifelong Zionist.
In his diary, he described Weizmann as "one of the very few great men I have ever met. Crossman cemented his role as a leader of the left-wing of the Parliamentary Richard balfour lynn wife sexual dysfunction Party in by co-authoring the Keep Left pamphlet, and later became one of the more prominent Bevanites.
InCrossman was one of the plaintiffs, along with Aneurin Bevan and Morgan Phillipsin a claim for libel made against The Spectatorwhich had described the three men as drinking heavily during a socialist conference in Italy. Many years later, Crossman's posthumously published diaries confirmed that The Spectator ' s charges had been true and that all three of them had perjured themselves.
Crossman was Labour's spokesman on Education before the general electionbut upon forming the new Government Harold Wilson appointed Crossman Minister of Housing and Local Government. He was Secretary of State for Health and Social Services from toin which position he worked on an ambitious proposal to supplement Britain's flat state pension with an earnings-related element.
The proposal had not, however, been passed into law at the time the Labour Party lost the general election. During the months of political turmoil that led up to the election loss, Crossman had been considered, however briefly, as a last-minute option to replace Wilson as Prime Minister. After Labour's general election defeat inRichard balfour lynn wife sexual dysfunction resigned from the Labour front bench to become editor of the New Statesmanwhere he had been a frequent contributor and assistant editor from until He left the New Statesman in Crossman was a prolific writer and editor.
Plato criticises Nazi and Communist politicians for misusing the ideas he had set forth in The Republic. Crossman is best remembered for his colourful and highly subjective three-volume Diaries of a Cabinet "Richard balfour lynn wife sexual dysfunction"written while he was living in Vincent Squarepublished posthumously from to and covering his time in government from to The diaries appeared after he had died, and following a legal battle by the government to block publication.
One of Crossman's legal executors was Michael Footthen a cabinet minister, who opposed his own government's attempts to suppress the diaries.