More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-2007

More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-2007

Tony Benn, Ruth Winstone


while Tony Benn left Parliament after fifty one years he quoted his spouse Caroline's comment that now he may have 'more time for politics'. And so this has proved: within the first seven years of this century he has helped reinvigorate nationwide debate via public conferences, mass campaigns and appearances within the media, passionately bringing ethical and political matters to large audiences. And all through, as ever, he has been protecting his diaries.

Commenting at the death of the recent Labour venture from the re-election of Tony Blair in 2001 to the final word overseas coverage failures of Afghanistan and Iraq, he offers different prescient money owed of the government's by-passing of cupboard, parliament and the celebration, of the 'war on terror', the controversy approximately Islam, globalisation and the alterations in British society. even if he's not in energy or in parliament, Tony Benn continues to be a determine of large appreciate whose direct perspectives, truthfully expressed, have usually woke up the nationwide sense of right and wrong. His most up-to-date Diaries, human and tough in flip, are a captivating read.

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