Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Happy 95th birthday, Michael Foot!
Former Labour Party leader Michael Foot celebrates his 95th birthday today. Michael is the longest lived leader of a British political party in history- and on top of that he's also the oldest currently registered football player in Britain (playing on the left-wing of course!)
You can read my piece on what might have happened had Michael Foot's Labour Party won the 1983 election here; while here is a link to my Guardian article of twelve months ago, arguing that 'golden oldies' like Michael are pensioned off far too early nowadays.
The case for gerontocracy is, I believe, a strong one, though I'm willing to make an exception as far as this man is concerned!