We heard the very sad news today of the passing of Harry Leslie Smith, who described himself as the ‘World’s oldest rebel’!
I met Harry in 2014 at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester, where he delivered one of the most impassioned speeches I’ve ever heard. Quietly spoken, he instantly engaged with the delegates, who gave him their rapt attention. He spoke of his life-long campaign against social injustice and inequality of opportunity. His respect for our NHS could not have been more emphatic, not least because he had benefitted from it on numerous occasions. His book, ‘Harry’s last stand’ became an instant best seller and I cannot recommend it too highly.
Harry was a thoughtful, generous and kind man. In debate, he was always considered and courteous. We will miss him and our sincerest condolences go his son and family members. RIP, Harry.
RT @WarmongerHodges Vince Cable uses his one question at #pmqs to make a puerile dig at Jeremy Corbyn. Which pretty much sums up the Lib Dems' contribution to politics in 2018. No wonder they're stuck on 9%.
RT @HackneyAbbott Every corner that you turn in Parliament this morning there is a huddle of agitated looking Tory MPs. The last time I saw them like this was when they got rid of Mrs Thatcher #ToryBrexitchaos