Sunday, December 10, 2006

Vote for Your Political Hero

Readers may like to take part in THIS poll for the Politics Show to choose your Greatest Living British Political Hero. No No No prizes for guessing who I voted for.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

A shame not to be able to vote for Norman too. Perhaps I should apply for a postal vote!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you were on your own in voting for Claire, Iain.

Anonymous said...

Iain, I assume that, like me, you have voted for Tony Benn - the best Prime Minister this country never had.

Saw him recently, and he is still on cracking form.

Anonymous said...

"No No No prizes for guessing who I voted for."

Who who who did you vote for?

wrinkled weasel said...

It is really difficult, though I accept that Thatcher was the most important PM since Churchill and has yet to be overtaken on that score, she is not what I call a "hero".

That has to go to Tony Benn. No contest.

He is and has remained a man of integrity and stature, ever since the day he renounced his title (that he did not pay for) and stood up for his beliefs at the cost of high office.

It is a sort of tragedy that he is not in the House of Lords, even though he must be entitled under two counts.

He understood socialism. His main flaw was to believe that everyone else did - instead of that travesty of socialism that Thatcher had to get rid of.

You see, its not easy!

Anonymous said...

Of course ! Norman Tebbit ! The man who described homosexuals as 'deviants'...

Anonymous said...

This particular 'seven' are presumably a sick joke on the public by some coke-headed pundit?

Or is British politics really that dire?

niconoclast said...

Has to be Tebbit. Now that's what I call a real Conservative.

Tony Benn? The man is clinically insane. He has an avuncular disposition -but so apparently did 'Uncle' Joe Stalin....

james higham said...

Damn, found out after I'd voted that I'd voted with the vast majority. And I was always proud of being contrary. As for Norman, you can't vote for him - he pulls the wings off flies, according to Tony Robinson.

Croydonian said...

The mouse hovered over the Chingford Strangler, but it had to be Maggie in the end.

chatterbox said...

Has to be the lady in blue.
Have the public forgotten Blair or Brown already?

niconoclast said...

How did I miss Thatcher? Obviously it would have to be her..

verity said...

Maggie. She is a hero. She had vision, leadership and steadiness of purpose. She changed Britain for the better.

(She was on 51.25% when I voted just now. Far out in front.)

Odessa Calling said...

Me too.

Anonymous said...

I used to think Maggie was great. Then I grew up and had the scales lifted from my eyes. Time for you kids to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Jesus! Can I change my vote. I'll gladly hold my nose and vote for Salmond if it stops Thatcher running away with it.

griswold said...

Frank Field

Anonymous said...

I know I shouldn't be, but I'm surprised at the high percentage of the vote Alex Salmond (apparently) has taken on.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...not convinced that a poll in which you can see how others have voted BEFORE you cast your own vote is any way credible.

Nobody is now going to 'waste' a vote on Matthew D'Anconservative or even Peter Obore, when they can 'back one of the favourites' so to speak.

Kafka said...

Love the weaselly comment at the bottom to the effect that the poll might not reflect "...public opinion" ie the BBC's