Not Saussure

January 8, 2007

‘Pity the land that has no heroes…

Filed under: BBC, Politics — notsaussure @ 9:45 am

…No, pity the land that needs them’

It’s been drawn to my attention by Johnny Void that The BBC’s Politics Show is running an online poll to determine viewers’ greatest living political hero; the shortlist — containing some surprising, to my mind at least, nominations — comprises

  • Tony Benn
  • Neil Kinnock
  • Alex Salmond
  • Clare Short
  • Norman Tebbit
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Shirley Williams

with, somewhat less surprisingly, Baroness Thatcher and The Second Viscount Stansgate (as was) running neck-and-neck as they come to the final straight, with only a fraction of a percentage point between them when I voted as they come to the final 201.168 metres.

Voting closes 12:00 on Thursday 11 January. If the Left Only Has One Success This Year … Stop Thatcher!, Mr Void implores us (or, as it might be, vote for the EU’s implacable opponent vs the woman who signed the Single European Act).


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1 Comment »

  1. I’m afraid I had to vote for Mrs. T.

    Comment by The Morningstar — January 9, 2007 @ 6:27 pm


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