Luke Akehurst’s thoughts on the passing of Michael Foot are worth reading.
I have read Foot’s much-praised biography of Aneurin Bevan. It’s a great work, though I can’t in all honesty say that I found it as life-changing as Ellie Gellard apparently did.
Foot’s death robs us of someone who was campaigning against fascism in the 1930s – and for that alone humanity is left poorer without him.
Some have remarked upon Foot’s principles. Others have reminded us of his failings as a political leader.
It shouldn’t be too much to want both socialism and the winning of elections.
Tags: Labour History