Tony Benn: A voice from Labour’s Left

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January 10, 2012
In These Times
by Jane Miller  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Tony Benn is now 86. He left Parliament 10 years ago in order, as he put it, 'to spend more time on politics.' Benn’s public service career began in 1950 and was interrupted in 1960, when his father died and he became Viscount Stansgate. After a famous struggle, in which his determination to relinquish his title won popular support, British law was changed to allow members of the nobility to renounce their titles. In Benn’s case, it meant that he was free to return to Parliament as a commoner." (01/10/12)

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