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Michael Foot

Of course a sad day for Labour and progressive politics in general with the death of Michael Foot.

what a life he had, from the childhood in a family of Llyod George-style Liberals to Oxford to his journalism, political careers and long marriage he was a man who seems to me to have lived life in all it’s fullness.

I’m currently reading Kenneth O’Morgan’s excellent biography of him and can recommend it (I imagine sales of it will increase after today – don’t we always value people after we loose them).

Many tributes are being paid to him – some are collected here.

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