Category Archives: Dennis Healey

Happy birthday Dennis Healey

Best wishes to him on his 90th.  A master of the one-liner and an icon of 70s politics-  just a shame that the 1970s was a dismal decade for politics in Britain which produced a string of very clever people who proved very bad at running the country.  Can’t disagree with his view of Tony Benn, though: 

“destructive innocence – a charming man, silver-tongued, but with very, very bad judgement indeed”.