Annie and I went to see my all time political hero Tony Benn last night (Thursday) in Birmingham Town Hall. The event was called 'An evening with Tony Benn'
Here are a few facts:
*Tony will be 83 in a couple of weeks
*He spent over 50 years as a Member of Parliament
*He is as sharp as a tack and bright as a button mentally
*Birmingham Town Hall was sold out with almost 1000 people in the audience
*Tony got a standing ovation
Here are two wonderful quotes from two hours of brilliant oratory
‘If you are looking for a leader don’t look up to a platform – look next door’
‘My country is the world – my religion is to do good’
I am unashamedly biased but I do not think there can be a better role model in politics for integrity, commonsense and honesty than Tony Benn.
I pray that he carries on campaigning and working for many more years to come.
If you want to see Tony in action passionately illustrating his beliefs take a look at this UTube clip of Tony where he takes US spokesman John Bolton to task on BBC TV Question Time.
Thanks Tony for yet more inspiration. Good men are few.