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    1. November 14, 2014

      Viscount Stansgate returns to prove blue blood is thicker than red

      More than half a century after Tony Benn disclaimed his peerage, it is easy to forget what a momentous struggle it was at...

    2. October 2, 2014

      Tony Benn: Will and Testament – film review

      We never expected to witness Tony Benn as we do in Will and Testament: looking back on life, love and Britain in a haze of...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      March 27, 2014

      Tony Benn's funeral at Westminster Abbey

      Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The coffin of the late Tony Benn is carried into the grounds of Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s...

    2. March 14, 2014

      Friends and foes pay tribute to former Labour firebrand Tony Benn

      Tony Benn: A life in pictures Tributes have poured in from friends and former political enemies following the death at the...

    3. Westminster Blog

      March 14, 2014

      Tony Benn: FT readers remember the Labour politician

      Our readers have shared their views on Tony Benn, the former MP and champion of the UK left, who died on Friday aged 88. We...

    4. March 14, 2014

      Benn’s programme for Labour

      Tony Benn was at the height of his political career when he addressed the Labour Party conference in September 1980, the...

    5. March 14, 2014

      The paradox of Tony Benn

      Tony Benn: A life in pictures During the election campaign of 1997 – the year of Tony Blair’s first landslide – I spent a...

    6. March 14, 2014

      Tony Benn in quotes

      Tony Benn, the leftwing campaigner and former cabinet minister, has died at the age of 88. Here is a selection of his...

    7. March 14, 2014

      Veteran Labour politician Tony Benn dies aged 88

      Tony Benn: A life in pictures Tony Benn, a champion of the left for more than five decades and one of the intellectual...

    8. March 14, 2014

      Tony Benn, Labour politician and champion of the Left, 1925-2014

      Tony Benn: A life in pictures From his election to parliament at the age of just 25, Tony Benn seemed destined for...

    9. October 25, 2013

      A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine, by Tony Benn

      A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries, by Tony Benn, Hutchinson, RRP£20, 320 pages The phrase “national treasure” has...

    10. October 5, 2012

      Politically incorrect

      May 8 1969: the Labour Cabinet, under Harold Wilson, was discussing the Industrial Relations Bill, which was designed to...

    11. Westminster Blog

      November 7, 2011

      Ed Miliband, the Labour party and opinion polls

      Among the many tributes to Philip Gould, former New Labour pollster, is that from David Miliband, who writes on his blog...

    12. September 3, 2011

      A key moment in our political history

      From Mr Richard Evans. Sir, I read with fascination Brian Groom’s pithy review of Chris Mullin’s third and final volume of...

    13. July 8, 2011

      Ed

      Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader, by Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre, Biteback, RRP£17.99, 240 pages Ed...

    14. May 6, 2011

      At-ishoo, at-ishoo, Nick Clegg falls down

      The surprise loser of the 2011 British election, the way I see it, is not one of the party leaders. It is the 86-year-old...

    15. April 18, 2011

      The Popes

      The Popes: A History, by John Julius Norwich, Chatto & Windus, RRP£25, 528 pages Three hundred years ago, Adam Smith, that...

    16. December 29, 2010

      AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

      Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a striking...

    17. October 21, 2010

      Union says industrial action ‘absolutely inevitable’

      The head of Britain’s biggest civil servants’ union described industrial action as “absolutely inevitable” after the...

    18. August 24, 2010

      Not just a cosy online Anglosphere

      Australia’s election has had much coverage in the UK. Is this simply because it has been unusually entertaining or because...

    19. June 21, 2010

      Refusing to be seduced by sudden popularity

      Plans to deliver public services through co-operatives need much more development to be workable, the movement's most senior...

    20. April 27, 2010

      Lace them up

      The classic Dr Martens boots, 50 years old this month, are often described as a "British icon" - but if so, they are a...

    21. Westminster Blog

      April 14, 2010

      Never mind the manifesto: Clegg is having a good war

      Gordon has Sarah; David has Samantha; and Nick has Vince. The Liberal Democrats are having a good campaign. There is no...

    22. April 12, 2010

      Disenchantment in Labour's heartland

      When Frank Allaun, MP for Salford West from 1955 to 1983, caught an intruder in his home he did not phone the police. He...

    23. April 11, 2010

      Disenchantment in northern heartland

      When Frank Allaun, MP for Salford West from 1955 to 1983, caught an intruder in his home he did not phone the police. He...

    24. March 4, 2010

      Witty eccentric who strove to stem Labour's drift to the left

      Michael Foot, who has died at the age of 96, led the Labour party to its worst election defeat. Yet such were his charm, his...

    25. March 3, 2010

      Ex-Labour leader Michael Foot dies at 96

      Remembered with affection: Michael Foot walks his dog Dizzy on London’s Hampstead Heath in 1983. The former Labour party...

    26. Westminster Blog

      November 27, 2009

      Flashback Friday: some great political broadcasts from the archive

      MacDonald stands before hedge to lecture housewives on currency markets embed1 . Tony Benn tests the amazing swivel chair at...

    27. August 25, 2009

      Host with the most

      General Sir Richard Dannatt, the departing army chief, has won plaudits for buying £1.49 bottles of wine and Lidl sausages...

    28. July 5, 2009

      UK industry can learn from Benn policies

      Britain should borrow from the ideas of leftwing Labour politician Tony Benn to frame a new industrial policy, according to...

    29. June 9, 2009

      Welsh Bulgars

      Betsan Powys, BBC Wales's political editor, was talking in Welsh last Friday for the S4C channel about Peter Hain's...

    30. April 22, 2009

      Ex-union leader Jack Jones dies at 96

      LONDON, April 22 - One of the most powerful trade union leaders of the 1970s, Jack Jones, has died in London at the age of...

    31. April 4, 2009

      Films on release Nigel Andrews

      The Boat that Rocked Richard Curtis 129 mins (15) ** "A Richard Curtis film" has begun to have the same scary, feelgood...

    32. December 30, 2008

      Ministers feared damage from serial leaking

      The work of the most widely respected political journalists of the 20th century was subjected to intense scrutiny by...

    33. December 6, 2008

      A master makes his mark

      Professor Martin Daunton, 59, has been master of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge for the past four years. He is...

    34. December 6, 2008

      A master makes his mark

      Professor Martin Daunton, 59, has been master of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge for the past four years. He is...

    35. November 25, 2008

      What makes a national treasure?

      One feature of the John Sergeant/ Strictly Come Dancing saga is the ease with which the former political reporter has...

    36. October 4, 2008

      Slowdown looks good for gilts

      Tony Benn's vision of state ownership of Britain's banks took another step towards reality this week with the...

    37. August 7, 2008

      Three little boys

      After the February 1974 general election, when Labour was returned to power under Harold Wilson, the 41-year-old Eric...

    38. June 30, 2008

      Government and glam rockers

      Nostalgia for the 1970s has been booming in Britain: what was once derided as the decade that taste forgot is now lauded as...

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