Charles Goyette Interviews Tony Benn
Former British MP Tony Benn discusses the departure of Tony Blair, what a liar he is, the antiwar movement and whether it’s a good idea to prosecute leaders or follow the peace and reconciliation commissions model of getting justice for war criminals and Blair’s likely successor.
He was a Cabinet minister in the Wilson and Callaghan governments from 1964 – 79, as Minister of Technology, Secretary of State for both Industry and Energy and President of the Council of European Energy ministers in 1977.
An elected member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour party from 1959 – 1994, he was Chairman of the Party in 1971/2.
He is a member of the Transport and General Workers Union and the National Union of Journalists, and an honorary member of the National Union of Mineworkers.