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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Thatcher Defeated!

Well, the results are in for the BBC1 Politics Show "Living Political Hero" award that I blogged about here and the winner was Tony Benn, pipping Maggie Thatcher at the post. Apparently some right wing websites and blogs were running a campaign for Maggie (surely not!) But left wing mobilisation and unity won the day (and lets face it, the right had more choice to split their vote as most of the other candidates were a right-wing shower!)
Interviewed on the show, Tony said that he did not really recognise the concept of a "living political hero", but said that he thought the reason he and Thatch were the two front-runners was because they both were conviction politicians who saw things through, (unlike much of the current batch of interchangeable, spin-doctored, soundbiters) Congratulations to Tony, and to all the voters showing such unity of purpose in the face of the common enemy......

Here is a link to the unofficial Tony Benn website.

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At 11:23 pm, Anonymous a very public sociologist said...

See Greenman, there is justice in this world after all :)


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