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Michael Foot dies

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Ah, takes me to the days when Labour leaders had conviction.

These days more likely to have a conviction.

(allegedly)

RIP.

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I always liked Michael Foot but he was a pretty terrible labour leader. Still good innings to reach 96!

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he was quoted as saying he would see his beloved plymouth argyle in the premier league before he 'conks out'. sadly he was wrong. he was a great politician and writer no doubt about that, in all fairness at the time whoever would have been labour leader would have been pretty crap.

Thatcher... you must be next. Please be next!

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Foot's manifesto was amazing. Nationalisation of the banks, disarmament etc - he was miles ahead of the game. "The longest suicide note in history"? I don't know, but certainly the greatest in some time.

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Foot's manifesto was amazing. Nationalisation of the banks, disarmament etc - he was miles ahead of the game. "The longest suicide note in history"? I don't know, but certainly the greatest in some time.

The problem with it was that Britain was sick to the back teeth of socialism at that point. The post-war era, ever since the Atlee government, was dominated by nationalisation, government controls, trade union action, shortages, high inflation and all the other hallmarks of a command economy. It wasn't a particularly radical manifesto in that sense, pretty much like New Labour pushing basically Thatcherite policies isn't in this age.

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While I had heard of Michael Foot, I had no idea who he actually was until yesterday when they announced he was dead.

In fact, when I previously heard his name mentioned, I thought he was already dead!

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While I had heard of Michael Foot, I had no idea who he actually was until yesterday when they announced he was dead.

In fact, when I previously heard his name mentioned, I thought he was already dead!

Michael Foot was a leg-end :up:

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