To right, and it would be well deserved. A gentleman who was a credit to politics. A man who sought and fought for democracy within any country. A man who stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and so on.
Would you support a plan to rename the August Bank Holiday ‘Tony Benn Day’, in honour of the great socialist who passed away last week?
It’s probably the last thing he would have wanted, but Mr Benn is far more deserving of the honour than some – Conservatives wanted a ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ after the death of their iconic former Prime Minister but the idea was dropped after only 13 per cent of the public said they would support it.
Supporters of ‘Thatcher Day’ said she had been a great force for the UK.
Against that, let’s set these words of Michael Meacher MP, on Mr Benn: “Through his passion for democracy, transparency and accountability, he wanted to build up the…
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