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Old Mar 14th 2014, 12:22 pm
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Very clever, and a man of principle. Whether you agreed with him or not.

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My parents HATED him, but over the years I think it turned out he was a lot smarter than people gave credit for.
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My parents HATED him, but over the years I think it turned out he was a lot smarter than people gave credit for.
I suspect he had a lot of supporters who liked because he was one of those rare people, an honest politician, he had his beliefs, and he stuck to them whether it upset his bosses or not. He also was prepared to stick up for his principles. The fact that he was an excellent speaker helped him as well. I didn't like his politics, but did respect him. My parents also hated him.
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 12:39 pm
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My parents HATED him, but over the years I think it turned out he was a lot smarter than people gave credit for.
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I suspect he had a lot of supporters who liked because he was one of those rare people, an honest politician, he had his beliefs, and he stuck to them whether it upset his bosses or not. He also was prepared to stick up for his principles. The fact that he was an excellent speaker helped him as well. I didn't like his politics, but did respect him. My parents also hated him.
In the club of people whose parents hated Benn, because he was a socialist and said so.

He was extremely clever and highly principled. I heard in a relatively recent radio interview his description of political decisions being fundamentally a matter of asking oneself the moral question of "is it right or wrong?" How many will say that, eh?
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In the club of people whose parents hated Benn, because he was a socialist and said so.

He was extremely clever and highly principled. I heard in a relatively recent radio interview his description of political decisions being fundamentally a matter of asking oneself the moral question of "is it right or wrong?" How many will say that, eh?
It helps if you picture him as Mr. Ben.
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In the club of people whose parents hated Benn, because he was a socialist and said so.

He was extremely clever and highly principled. I heard in a relatively recent radio interview his description of political decisions being fundamentally a matter of asking oneself the moral question of "is it right or wrong?" How many will say that, eh?
They were playing that clip about the moral question on the news this morning.


I saw him speak at Glastonbury a few years ago... excellent speaker.
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It helps if you picture him as Mr. Ben.
My parents used to give him the title he scorned when referring to him just to be annoying.
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 1:09 pm
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My parents used to give him the title he scorned when referring to him just to be annoying.
Mine did that too.


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Benn was a great speaker, he could get the whole room up on its feet. One of the few that I still remember with clarity.
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Benn was a great speaker, he could get the whole room up on its feet. One of the few that I still remember with clarity.
Good old Tony.

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My parents HATED him, but over the years I think it turned out he was a lot smarter than people gave credit for.
Oh mine too

Yes, an honest politician.
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Oh mine too

Yes, an honest politician.
This could be a great club - People Whose Parents Hated Tony Benn, or PWPHTB for short.
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This could be a great club - People Whose Parents Hated Tony Benn, or PWPHTB for short.
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 3:44 pm
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This could be a great club - People Whose Parents Hated Tony Benn, or PWPHTB for short.
I'm in!

Do we have snacks?
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I'm in!

Do we have snacks?
Of course. Garibaldi biscuits. But no Bourbons.
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Of course. Garibaldi biscuits. But no Bourbons.
LOL So wrong.
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