Tony Benn at the Burston Strike School Rally 2010 (Photo credit: zoer)
So Tony Benn is dead. Another giant figure from my 1970s and 80s along with Margaret Thatcher, another ideologue I did not care for that much,I always hated his smug arrogance that he always exhibited. I always felt it wasn't for his extremism and influence we might not have endured as much of Mrs T as we did,and no New Labour. but mild form of social democracy. One thing he was right about, and that was the overpowering executive stifling parliamentary democracy which 'made him.a bedfellow with some unlikely people like Enoch Powell (who apparently was a good friend of his) Rest in Peace Tony.