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One of the grand old men of the UK labour movement passes away aged 88.
Perhaps one of the cleverest and most honorable MPs I've ever heard speak. An author and all round good guy.
He used to do some awful stuff, like inviting Sinn Fein to the Commons, but was a hell of an orator and a man of real conviction.
He gave up a hereditary peerage to sit as an MP, he simply didn't think it was right to inherit a title.
RIP a good and great "man of the people."
Always liked Tony Benn, great orator and old school politician, who seemed to have a genuine personality unlike any of the current crop of faceless PPE indoctrinated out of touch MPs.
Another of the 'old school' gone.
This may surprise some people but I didn't always agree with his politics but few can deny he was a politician of conviction and an excellent debater and parliamentarian.
His integrity remained intact throughout his life and politicians of today could learn a lot from the way he and a few others conducted themselves in a passionate yet dignified manner.
A man of principle and values , a man who spoke sense and had a way of connecting with people of all ages , a real politician .
He had a long and full life and will be missed by many , farewell Tony and Rest in Peace.
And if there is an after life, I hope he's giving maggie an ear bashing!