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Thread #81258   Message #1487932
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
19-May-05 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Galloway tears them to shreds
Subject: RE: BS: Galloway tears them to shreds
I had the great fortune to be the artist liason when Saffron Walden festival had Roy and Tony as guests. Mr Benn (or Sir Anthony Wedgewood Benn as some of us remember him) is a most interesting and thoughtful person, he was the epitome of good manners and a true Gentleman. He's also the best socialist I know.

The man knows more about British history and politics than most people and could tell most folks a thing or two. He was the main mover in getting a plaque put up in a broom cupboard in the Houses of Parliament to the memory of Suffragette Emily Davies - she spent the night of the 1891 (or 1901?) census there, just so she could put 'Houses of Parliament' on the Census return under 'address' and be the first woman in Parliament! She later went on to win fame (or notoriety) by throwing herself under the King's horse and dying of her injuries, all for the cause of Women's Suffrage.


And he's the only politician who has ever kissed my baby.