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Foot – a Failed Leader – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Electoralism, Extremism, Ideology, Leadership, Means and Ends, Politics, Progressive Politics, UK Labour, United Kingdom

For many, Michael Foot was not a leader who tried but failed woefully, but a martyr, a champion to ‘the cause’. Too many saw him as Gwyn Williams did:

“There he stands, Member for Ebbw Vale, bone of our old bone, blood of our very blood, in his white hair and his cheekbones, his humanity, his generosity, his literacy and his stick, the only legitimate heir in the apostolic succession.”

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