Tony Benn

Tony Benn

Tony Benn

Tony Benn

Just… wow. Tony Benn came into our school today to talk to the Sixth Form. However much you might or might not agree with his politics, Benn is a legend who speaks passionately and engagingly. Rather nerdishly, we waited outside to get front row seats, including Sanna, who sneakily missed PE to be there, and the room quickly filled with students and teachers – determined to ask their own questions!

Anyway, there was a bit of a debate at the end when I pressed Benn on his insistence on the national state. Globalisation, I put forward, was a good thing because it offered workers in poorer countries a new opportunity for employment and wealth. And, if the world could be a fairer place with universal standards of wages and health and safety, Benn agrees in the end. He’s also a technologist – which is pleasing, because I agree entirely with Benn on this – our future depends on technology going forward.

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6 Comments on :
Tony Benn

  1. Josie says:

    As me and Lucy said earlier – Who?

  2. Lucy says:

    Sor-ry.
    So I got confused between him, Tony Blackburn and later Nigel Benn.
    That doesn’t matter

  3. Red Dalek says:

    Like Tony Blackburn ( Lucinda) but better. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn Read!

  4. Lucy says:

    Ha.
    As Josie said, think the reception he’d get in Waseley would be slightly different…

  5. Andy Kings says:

    In my youth, I used to get confused between Tony Benn and Mr. Benn (http://www.outofrange.net/blogarchive/archives/mrbenn.jpg ). Easy mistake to make.

    Wish Waseley could afford someone like him to come talk to us. We just PC Partridge and the Conexxions people.

  6. God says:

    How do you get young people interested in politics?
    Tony Benn’s how.

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