I once resigned my Labour Party membership, and briefly thought about the International Socialists, the chief reason being Paul Foot. Intelligent, articulate, a magnificent and tireless campaigning journalist, particularly on behalf of those who had suffered a miscarriage of justice (Hanratty, the Bridgewater 4 for example) and rare for a Swerp, a cracking sense of humour. Tributes and letters in The Guardian highlight this sad loss at only 66, and the BBC website has some nice personal tributes. No doubt the likes of British Spin will sneer and blame him for all of today's problems, whilst making lame excuses for the New Labour consensus. Tonight I'm very sad.
Bell... Blunkett, Blair