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 might 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 broad audiences. And all through, as ever, he has been protecting his diaries.

Commenting at the loss of life of the hot Labour venture from the re-election of Tony Blair in 2001 to the last word overseas coverage failures of Afghanistan and Iraq, he provides different prescient bills of the government's by-passing of cupboard, parliament and the celebration, of the 'war on terror', the talk approximately Islam, globalisation and the adjustments in British society. even if he's now not in strength or in parliament, Tony Benn continues to be a determine of huge admire whose direct perspectives, in truth expressed, have frequently woke up the nationwide judgment of right and wrong. His most recent Diaries, human and demanding in flip, are a charming read.

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