This up-dated biography traces Tony Benn's extraordinary 50-year political career from the day he first entered the House of Commons in 1950. It provides an insight into Benn's views on the recent French elections, the tragic events of September 11th and the escalating crisis in the Middle East.
This biography traces Tony Benn's extraordinary 50-year political career from the day he first entered the House of Commons in 1950. Benn has always been a controversial figure. Nonetheless many of the policies he championed, including some for which he was widely belittled, have since entered the statute books. If history is a chronicle of ironies, there can have been little more ironic than when, following Benn's valedictory speech in the Commons in 2001, a Tory backbencher commended him to fellow MPs as Britain's "greatest living Parliamentarian." This up-dated paperback edition contains additional material, providing an insight into Benn's views on the recent French elections, the tragic events of September 11th and the escalating crisis in the Middle East.
'Outlining Benn's evolving ideas on subjects such as constitutional reform and Britain's place in the world, they provide essential background for an interesting and timely interview with the tireless politician.' Times Literary Supplement
About David Powell
David Powell is a former journalist and prolific writer, who has worked for Reuters and for BBC Radio Four. His documentary Faces in a Crowd won a Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival.
Table of Contents
Common Sense; In Place of Strife; The Great Schism; New Labour: 'A little bit of Leninism'; The Enemy Within; A Special Relationship: The Last Colony; Interview.
Tony Benn: A Political Life by David Powell
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