I'm still not getting the proper hang of this blogging business. I guess you need a kind of discipline to write something everyday. At the moment, I'm also trying to write my MA dissertation, so at least this is a welcome distraction from that.
Heard Tony Benn on Any Questions on Saturday - he is usually good value on shows like that. He was responding to a question about whether the Labour Party was still socialist. His reply was that Labour has never been a socialist party, but there were always some socialists in it, like there have always been Christians in the churches.
He also once shared his mother's analysis of the Bible - that it is like the story of the world, a story of the struggle between prophets and kings.
I'm not sure he was a good minister (perhaps he's better suite to the role of prophet), but Parliament is the poorer for not having more people like him.