3 March 2010

Departed

Michael Mackintosh Foot (1913-2010) former leader of Britain's Labour Party who died today. He accepted the challenge of leadership in what Gordon Brown has called "the most difficult of circumstances". He was a true man of principle, an intellectual, a fighter who was averse to spin and image manipulation. We shall not see his like again.

4 comments:

  1. Deirdre11:05 am

    Amen....sad news.

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  2. Elizabeth12:16 pm

    Warm, funny and extremely cultured and well read. He treated everyone he met with equal respect, regardless of politics or background. I just pulled out a letter from him - he wrote beautifully as well as being a wonderful orator and a mesmerising conversationalist.His like don't walk the earth very often.

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  3. RIP Michael Foot.

    Indeed, a man of integrity.

    It's a shame he allowed himself to be manipulated to the front of British politics and become a symbol of ridicule for the right-wing press and the ever growing style over substance British public of the 80s.


    Amusingly the erstwhile SWFC striker Michele Di Piedi is translated as Michael of the foot...

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  4. Ahhh I didn't know he'd died. He reminds me of when the Labour Party was something I might believe in.

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