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Left Wing Politics | Tony Benn | Oxford Union

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Published on Mar 25, 2013

Tony Benn answers questions from the Oxford Union.
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QUESTIONS:

0:08 - At the start of the 1980's there was a growing momentum towards the left within the Labour party but then you lost the deputy leadership election in 1981, what do you think the lessons are that the left can learn from the 1980's?

2:10 -- What do you think was your greatest achievement?

3:00 -- How far do you think Ed Miliband will manage to distance himself from New Labour and will he gain votes from doing so?

3:55 -- Do you think class politics are still relevant and do you think any of the political parties represent modern classes?

Filmed on Thursday 7th February 2013
Tony Benn's full address: http://youtu.be/DFlrA01OOqs

ABOUT TONY BENN:
Rt Hon Tony Benn was a Member of Parliament for 50 years, and a Cabinet Minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. He served as Minister of Technology, Secretary of State for Energy, Secretary of State for Industry as well as Chairman of the Labour Party.
Benn has topped several polls as the 'most popular politician in Britain'; he has been described as 'one of the few UK politicians to have become more left-wing after holding ministerial office'.
He is currently President of the Stop the War Coalition.

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY:
The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

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