Tony Benn fascinates me. In the 1970s I regarded him as the devil incarnate. Today I regard him as a friend. We even agree on one or two issues - Europe, Parliament, constitutional issues. A couple of years ago I interviewed him on my Oneword Programme after the latest volume of his diaries was published. We talk in detail about his diaries, his love for his wife Caroline, who had recently died when we recorded the interview. During that part of the interview we both had rather moist eyes. We also talk about his view of New Labour, the job of an MP, the machine of government, democracy and his one man theatre tour.
I've uploaded the whole programme as my latest Podcast, which you can listen to by clicking on the icon at the top of the left hand column.