Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour Party, was born on 23 July 1913. He would have been 100 years old today.
Foot was probably the last leader of a major political party in this country who didn't modify his style to take account of modern media coverage.
That was probably why he was good to watch and to listen to, although his political naiveté saw him lead Labour to a massive defeat in 1983.
But politics seemed a more vital and exciting activity in those days, before modern spin doctors got their hands on it.
Wasn't Bernard Ingham the epitome of the spin doctor?
And wasnt thatcher completely reinvented including the timbre of her voice by the Tory publicity department?
As I remember she was contemporaneous with foot
Foot was a fine writer and orator but not much of a politician
Healey should have got the job