Anthony "Tony" Neil Wedgwood Benn , formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, is a British socialist politician.
He was instrumental in the creation of the Peerage Act 1963. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was the prominent figure on the left of the Labour Party.
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“A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.”
“Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
“It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.”
“I did not enter the labor Party forty-seven years ago to have our manifesto written by Dr. Mori, Dr. Gallup and Mr. Harris.”
“We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.”
“All war represents a failure of diplomacy”
“If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.”
“The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.”
“Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.”
“Madam, if you are so concerned about catching BSE, you should do what I do and turn vegetarian.”
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