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Editor's Viewpoint: A fitting Footnote

Michael Foot may be remembered by some as the leader who brought the Labour Party in 1983 to its worst electoral defeat in 50 years, but he had inherited a party which was |unelectable and tearing itself apart.

It is far more just to remember Foot as a brilliant orator, a first class journalist and a man of |unbending principle and honour. His dishevelled appearance and unwillingness to compromise on issues of principle would have made him a spin doctor’s nightmare, but he won the admiration and respect of political allies and foes alike during his long career. British politics is immeasurably|poorer with his passing.

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