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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