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Tony Benn on the Labour Party in 1991

From pg 17 of his 1991-2001 diaries. Interesting to read this in light of the upcoming leadership election – is this what Owen Smith understands himself to be doing?

On the one hand, you have got all these people who are simply concerned with power; and on the other hand, you’ve got sectarians who are simply concerned with ideological purity; and somewhere in the middle somebody has to try and use that skill to bring it all together for the good of the people we represent.

Categories: Thinking

Mark

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