Tony Benn: an appreciation
Shiraz hits (Sean Matgamna) the right note,
The first thing that should be said and remembered about Tony Benn, who died on Friday 14 March, is that for over four decades he backed, defended, and championed workers in conflict with their bosses or with the “boss of bosses”, the government.
That put him decidedly in our camp. The political ideas which he too often linked with those bedrock working-class battles detract from the great merit of Tony Benn, but do not cancel it out or render it irrelevant.
And then this,
He shifted radically halfway through his life – back to the Radical seam in British political history….
Benn was a socialist. But first and foremost a British radical.
But not the socialist, in the European Marxist sense.
A wonderful type, I have no words to go on about this.
But not really “one of us.”