Friday, 14 March 2014

Tony Benn - tribute from Mike Kirby, UNISON Scotland

14 March 2014

UNISON Scottish Secretary, Mike Kirby said:

"We have lost a true friend.

"Tony Benn was always a stalwart defender of public services and the rights of the workers of who provide them.

"An abiding memory for many of us will be his speech at the STUC’s ’People First’ March in October 2011.  After marching through Glasgow in the worst rain imaginable,  Benn gave a marvellous spirit-lifting address. It was a short speech but it contained all of the elements that made him such a great campaigner - the historical grasp, the wit, the commitment to democracy and the unshakeable belief that working together we can change the world we live in.

"This is a sad day - but over the course of a long life was Tony Benn was and will remain an inspiring figure."

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