|Benn and Scargill march on|
So Tony Benn is going to lie in state. Tory fanzine the Daily Mail quoted a Labour party MP as saying: ‘He never held a great office of state and almost destroyed the Labour Party.’ OMG!
I was in London when Maggie Thatcher’s carcass was accorded the same honour, and can report that the feeling is nauseous when who you believe to be the wrong person is accorded such an honour.
To my mind Thatcher, who destroyed British industry, was absolutely the wrong choice.
But Benn, friend of ordinary people and defender of their rights, was absolutely the right choice.
Winston Churchill once corrected a Tory colleague who called the Labour Party enemies. “No, the enemy are within” he argued. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander and the Labour party MP who said this ridiculous line is similarly an enemy.
Who is this clown, Ed?