Tony Benn’s was only ever half serious about politics. The other half was showmanship. For example, how to solve poverty? Simple: nationalise industry and the banks, join CND, cut defence and spend the money on the poor. Ta da!
Beyond the sheer weirdness of it all, there's the obscenity of it all. Pilger is so desperate to blame the West for the death toll in Iraq that he effectively absolves the groups and people responsible for 95 percent of the killing
There's money, status and righteous indigination on offer, if only you can get "victim status". The Left is at it non-stop, but this latest attempt to have atheists effectively defined as a persecuted minority is preposterous
Would Father Christmas disproportionately vote for big-state, high-tax parties because the economy in Lapland is tanking and he needs some state subsidy to keep on his elves and reindeer? This poll is telling...sort of
The point about Russell Brand's political opinions is not that they are shallow or poorly thought through. The point is that if the comedians are being left to make the running on the issues that matter, we got real problems
We should reflect on the beauty of a capitalist system which allows a man like Sam Walton to go from humble beginnings and create huge value for the world through employment, lower prices and more choices