RIP Tony Benn: A True Man of Principle

tony-benI’m not usually one for bestowing praise or otherwise upon the death of politicians or celebrities, but today has seen the passing of a true political hero – Tony Benn (1925-2014). It would be a massive undertaking to give an adequate account of how truly brilliant this man was; a man the political establishment in this country could sorely do with. Benn was never afraid to adapt his views as experience and facts would dictate, and bucked the parroted ‘wisdom’ that one becomes more conservative as one gets older – in his own words “I’ve gone more to the left as I’ve got older”. Continue reading