15 March 2014

Tony Benn dies

This week has seen the second death of a major figure in the British left, former Cabinet minister and MP for 50 years Tony Benn. Agree or disagree with him (and I frequently did the latter), the man had real conviction and was a great orator. I once attended a political discussion evening with him and it was very good.

He could have had a life seat in the House of Lords as a Viscount and instead he chose to renounce his title so he could be subject to the whims of the people. A major figure, the world of British politics is poorer for his passing.

Rest in Peace.

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