‘Honoured that you are writing my father’s biography’ the late Tony Benn, ‘...wonderfully written’ Hilary Benn

‘Sparkles with fascinating detail…a remarkable story of Liberal and Labour politics in the first half of the twentieth century.’ Michael Crick, Political Correspondent, Channel 4 News

‘Casts much light both on the evolution of British radicalism, and on the legacy which he bequeathed to his son, Tony. Professor Vernon Bogdanor, King's College, London

‘Brilliant biography…wonderful reading about the father and...discovering more about the son.’ Steve Richards of The Independent

‘Well-written and carefully researched, this fascinating biography brings to life a major figure in British political history…an excellent job of weaving together the strands of a complex life…as well as filling in the background of the Benn family’ Richard Doherty, military historian

Thursday, 2 June 2011

How will it end? - The case for a Caretaker Government before the next Election

On 29 May 2011 BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour considered how the current coalition government could be brought to a successful conclusion shortly before the next election, so that the parties can fight independently. I discussed the example of the 1945 Caretaker Government with Carolyn Quinn on the programme. You can hear the discussion here.

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