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    BBC News - Labour Stalwart Tony Benn Dies at 88


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    That's a shame. He was a larger than life character who was passionate about his politics.

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    An incredibly wise, knowledgeable and generous man. I attended a lecture followed by a Question and Answer session he gave a couple of years ago. He said that every political decision he ever made was a moral one ....... pity so many career politicians don't have the same approach. He'll be sorely missed!

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    They always say it - but we really won't see his like again. He really believed in what he was saying, and lived it too.

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    a principled man and very moral based in his views, listening to some of his stuff today, you cant fault it either, needs more like him in politics.

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    Silly old buffer, gave legitimacy to the militant tendency and kept Labour out of power for a generation.

    However his morals and ideals are now very much of the mainstream - nationalisation of large public structures, unilateralism etc. I feel he would be an excellent Labour leader for the early 21st century, and it is a shame he was born a couple of generations too early.

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