More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-2007 (Tony Benn Diaries, Book 8)

More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-2007 (Tony Benn Diaries, Book 8)

Tony Benn, Ruth Winstone


Author note: chosen and edited via Ruth Winstone
Publish yr note: First released January twenty second 2007
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When Tony Benn left Parliament after fifty one years he quoted his spouse Caroline's comment that now he could 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 vast audiences. And all through, as ever, he has been conserving his diaries.

Commenting at the loss of life of the hot Labour undertaking from the re-election of Tony Blair in 2001 to the final word overseas coverage failures of Afghanistan and Iraq, he provides different prescient debts of the government's by-passing of cupboard, parliament and the social gathering, of the 'war on terror', the controversy approximately Islam, globalisation and the adjustments in British society.

Although he's not in strength or in parliament, Tony Benn continues to be a determine of huge appreciate whose direct perspectives, in truth expressed, have usually woke up the nationwide sense of right and wrong. His most recent Diaries, human and not easy in flip, are a charming learn.

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