Today I heard the sad news that Micheal Foot had passed away aged 96years old.
It is my belief that he was one of the only two genuine Socialist members of Parliament English politics. The other MP happily still alive is Tony Benn.
Micheal Foot was both a first class writer &a journalist of tremendous knowledge, intelligence, integrity & humility. A first class orator, the British electorate in 1983 were sadly not ready for the 'man in the duffle coat with the CND badge. Choosing instead she who must remain unnamed, but who's legacy lives on throughout every corner of these isles, & I wonder is there any man or woman who now rues the day that they may have voted for her & her party?
I will miss Micheal Foot. I will miss him in the same way that I miss John Peel. The nation is poorer for their absence. Socialism as defined by Engels & the Fabians died when the present Labour Party were elected in 1997 we have Blair et al to thank for that. Today that torch is carried by Tony Benn alone.
The King is dead, Long live the King!
Sleep well Mr Foot.
Rest in Peace.