Thursday, March 04, 2010

Podcast: An Hour With Michael Foot

Several people have asked if I would put online the hour long interview I did with Michael Foot to mark his ninetieth birthday. It's in two parts.

Part 2:

The interview was for a book related programme called PLANET POLITICS I used to present for OneWord Radio.

The interviews are available on a CD. If you would like a copy, please contact Tribune Magazine.


Alcuin said...

An hour with Michael Foot ...

Don't you love us any more, Iain? He may have been a decent chap, but he was an inflexible socialist windbag. Why wish this torture on your friends?

fesone said...

Just listened to the podcasts. Insightful but the man talked a lot and his responses were far tooooo long.

Nevertheless, a true red labour man.

Anoneumouse said...

You were born to late Iain. I would dearly love to have heard your hour with Stalin.

"Joseph Stalin has died at the ripe old age of 75. Whatever one's politics, he was a true political great".

Hasan said...

This is why I like your blog Iain. When you dish out dirt, you do it proportionally and like an adult. I didn't think Michael Foot was a good politician at all, but he was a good orator and a good friend so I hear. Good to see the right giving credit where credit is due.

I can only hope our comrades on the left will be even-handed when similar events happen on the right of political sphere.

tomandclaire said...

What is it with people in the UK nowadays, whenever someone dies they immediately become a saint.
Even BBC broadcasters who die in a wardrobe with a plastic bag over their heads are "wonderful" people.
Michael Foot was a Marxist who would have wrecked the UK in the same way as GB has.

Rush-is-Right said...

That bloody fool was wrong about almost anything you can think of. A true tax and spender, disarmer and communist sympathiser, who in office as S of S for Employment was guaranteed to grant anything the unions asked for.

And now we are supposed not to say anything bad about this buffoon? Include me out!