The Third Estate has an interview with Tony Benn.
I have to be honest I’m not a great fan of Tony Benn, I can’t quite get worked up into the frenzy of hero worship that is so prevalent in politics.
Also, it is partly political, I didn’t think much of him as a politician when in power, agreeing to the expansion of nuclear power in Britain. If I remember well, later on he blames it on the civil servants having told him to go along with it, which is a pretty pathetic excuse if you’re a Cabinet minister and an adult. If he agrees with nuclear power he should say so, and if not, he should take the blame himself and not try to foist it on others.
But that’s only part of the problem, coming from the political aristocracy Benn doesn’t do humility very well, and his anti-Europeanism smacks too much of the little Englander syndrome for my tastes.