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    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
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    Europe, on the outside looking in

    RIP Tony Benn

    The Anti-Thatcher has, having outlived his nemesis, slipped off this mortal coil

    A great man


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    Hall of Fame Member HeathDavisSpeed's Avatar
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    I came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum... And I'm all out of bubblegum.
    Ah. Wow. A really principled man who stuck to his beliefs through the good times and bad. There aren't many like him left, and even fewer that people listen to.
    Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
    Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
    Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.

    Vimes tells it how it is:
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    Heath worryingly quick.
    ~~~~Categorically not Heath Davis~~~~

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    Hall of Fame Member Pothas's Avatar
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    Heard an interview with him just a couple of weeks ago that he did after his latest diary came out, always a brilliant listen.


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    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
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    Gone too soon
    That rarest of things, a principled politico.

    Vale Tony.
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    Hall of Fame Member grecian's Avatar
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    Oh dear, another hero goes.

    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.
    Walt Whitman

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    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
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    Was really saddened to hear of the Great Man's passing. Here was a bloke who put his Peerage where his mouth was. Whether you agreed with him or not, he was a bloke who remained pretty bloody consistent and principled throughout his days. The world is poorer for his passing.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

    #408. Sixty three not out forever.

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