RIP Tony Benn – Conservative at Heart

Not usually one for Obit’s but I thought this quote was telling in the the context of my agenda.

“I try to operate on two unconnected levels. One on the practical level of action in which I am extremely cautious and conservative. The second is the realm of ideas where I try to be very free”
Tony Benn, 1925-2014
People tend to think of expressed thought and actual action as necessarily tightly related, and raise accusations of hypocrisy when they’re not, but wisdom knows better. (May make more sense when I post my Terry Eagleton review later – Strong views, lightly held …. etc.)

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