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Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:20 am
by smeggypants
never like Tony Benn back in the day, but I sort of liked him over the last 20 years. he's sort of grown up to realise how corrrupt and manpulated politics is

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:55 am
by Dolls
Many years ago I attended a evening listening to him (at theatre or something) what a fantastic interesting man.

I hope he gets better ive had admiration for the man.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:55 am
by Dolls
Many years ago I attended a evening listening to him (at theatre or something) what a fantastic interesting man.

I hope he gets better ive had admiration for the man.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:05 am
by Stanley Tweedle

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:23 pm
by Resonance
Stanley Tweedle wrote:

:thumb:


Was going to post that. Tony doesn't like Ali :)

His lad's an MP I think.

Hope he gets better soon.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:02 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
Resonance wrote:
Was going to post that. Tony doesn't like Ali :)

His lad's an MP I think.

Hope he gets better soon.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/6004384/Tony-Benn-making-mistakes-is-part-of-life.html

He sucks on his pipe. ‘I think Ali G did me a huge amount of good with the young. He came to this house and completely took me in and I argued with him when he said “bitches only get pregnant in order to get benefit” and “people only go on strike to chill out”. And I said: “Don’t be ridiculous”.You see, a lot of the people he interviewed were frightened of him.’

But as Benn was so confident that he was neither racist nor sexist, did that mean he was able to stand up to Ali G? ‘Yes and when I was told it was a hoax, I was furious. But then when I saw it and saw what he had done with the other interviews, I found it hilarious. He’s my main man!’


The whole article is a good read.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:07 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
Great last paragraph to the article.

Perhaps his career hasn’t ended in failure, but in a worse fate – he has been sentimentalised by the public. ‘That is the worst corruption, to become regarded as a kindly, harmless old gentlemen. Well, I am kindly and I am old, but I am not harmless.’ He chuckles. ‘I got a death threat last year. Hadn’t had one for years. I was so chuffed.’

:)

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11 pm
by chinchin
Sad news I hope he gets well soon. Now there is someone who really fought for the less advantaged.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:08 am
by diablo
Sadly he has died. He was 88 so got a decent run.

RIP.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:09 am
by Dolls
Awwww sad though RIP.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:10 am
by chinchin
RIP Tony Benn Very sad news indeed. Wish I'd have seen him at the Thameside Theatre now. :(

I will always regret that. A fine man.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:25 am
by diablo
I saw him address a meeting here in Blackpool in the early 70s. It was in the corner of a field with a rough PA system. Not sure I agreed with with what he was saying at the time but he said it very well I thought, pretty good orator.

He read excerpts from his diaries on Radio 4 which was interesting listening. Unlike Blair's ramblings they sounded truthful and showed great insight. :)

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:39 am
by smeggypants
One of the few politicians that did actually care about the people. He described Blair as Labour's worst leader. I would imagine he thought Blair was a complete and utter cunt.


RIP Tony Benn

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:43 am
by Dolls
The wrong Tonyhas gone :(

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:45 am
by smeggypants
Dolls wrote:The wrong Tonyhas gone :(



Yeah, jsut what I was thinking.

I've got teh BBC News on and TWICE the parrots misread the Autocue and said Tony Bair, errr, Benn.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:48 am
by diablo
Dolls wrote:The wrong Tonyhas gone :(

:thumb:

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:51 am
by chinchin
Dolls wrote:The wrong Tonyhas gone :(



:thumb:

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:24 am
by wotsit2
definitely dolls

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:07 am
by Major
RIP Wedgy.

If I scribed my feelingz about Bliar I would be thrown into the Tower Of London and they would chuck key int Thamez.

Labour's Tony Benn in hospital

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:13 am
by smeggypants
Major Starbold wrote:RIP Wedgy.

If I scribed my feelingz about Bliar I would be thrown into the Tower Of London and they would chuck key int Thamez.



Don't hold back. You were quite happy to shove broken glass down the throat of the Rigby killers and pour boiling oil over them so why hold back on Blair who has murdered millions?