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11 October 2013 0 View comments Hard-left union leader Len McCluskey has praised Ed Miliband as Labour's best leader since Michael Foot. The Unite chief used a speech to hail him as the most radical leader since 1983, the year of Labour's longest
31 July 2013 0 View comments His 1983 election manifesto was described as the longest suicide note in history'. And behind the scenes, civil servants were worried that Labour leader Michael Foot's nuclear disarmament policy could also be fatal for
The best part of Ken Loach's documentary on the social revolution born of the 1945 landslide election is the contemporary footage, of Britain in recovery from the ravages of war and making tentative steps towards a dream of equality. There's a hero,
Peter Tatchell The Eastleigh by-election may be getting a bit nasty, but it's nothing compared to the nastiness of the Bermondsey by-election, which took place 30 years ago today. In terms of political dirty tricks and tabloid smears, it holds the
I think I was in love with you from Seaforth days,' she wrote to Foot. 'And this has never stopped.' Photograph: Jane Bown In The Black Prince , her great novel about the perils of love, Iris Murdoch has her main character say: "What dangerous
Michael Foot and Enoch Powell. A socialist and a Tory, but significantly both fiercely independent and hard to pigeonhole. She singled them out because they excelled in what mattered to her most oratory and advocacy. Powell and Foot's flair, she
News in pictures On Facebook From the blogs The results of new research into every significant injury suffered by every Premier League footballe... With the Jubilee weekend edging ever nearer Rob Williams offers some help for those Royalists who ju.
a Life (1997), Michael Foot: a Life (2007) and Ages of Reform (2011). He is a member of the Labour party and has been a life peer since 2000. Jim Callaghan, born 100 years ago this week, is our most underestimated prime minister.
Throughout the conflict he had served in the army, and put that experience to good use in his later career. He established his reputation with the publication of his official history The SOE in France (1966), writing as MRD rather than Michael Foot
A left-wing newspaper which counts George Orwell and Michael Foot among its former staff has been saved from closure. Tribune, which was founded by two Labour MPs in 1937, would have gone to press for the final time next week, had a deal not been