Monday, June 06, 2005

Tony Benn for Number 10

A report from the BBC on an appearance by Tony Benn at Hay Festival, records that "the Labour veteran said you achieve progress by keeping on and on about something before people regard you as 'bonkers', next you're dangerous 'until finally they believe they thought of it in the first place'. "

How right he is.

"Trouble always comes in threes", I remember my Dad musing years ago, "hence Anthony Wedgewood Benn." These days he lauds him as a stand up guy who he has respected constantly even if they have not always seem eye to eye.

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