In 2001, Tony Benn, one of the most influential socialist politicians in Europe, retired from the British House of Commons after almost 50 years in politics, to "devote more time to politics". One of the ways in which he carried out his resolution was to write a series of weekly columns for the Morning Star. These columns reflect the breadth of Benn's political concerns, covering both domestic and international politics, and the best of them have been collected here. Benn writes about the Labour party old and new, the threats to democracy and the need for a viable protest movement, and the events and repercussions of September 11th.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Tony Benn - Old Labour - New Labour - Rallies, Dissent and Democracy - September 11 - Foreign Affairs and Defence - Miscellany
Tony Benn, born in London in 1925, the son, grandson and father of MPs, retired from the House of Commons in May 2001, after fifty years in Parliament, to 'devote more time to politics'.