LDVideo: Michael Foot RIP

by Stephen Tall on March 6, 2010

Welcome to this latest LDVideo instalment, this week highlighting three political video clips in tribute to former Labour leader Michael Foot, who died this week, aged 96.

First up, let’s see him as a young editor of the Evening Standard sticking up for freedom of the press after the Daily Mirror was censored by the Churchill government for attacking the conduct of the war:


(Available on YouTube here).

Secondly, here’s the BBC’s objectively affectionate obituary of Foot:


(Also available on YouTube here).

And finally here’s a reminder of how Labour almost tore itself to bits in the 1970s over Europe – speech excerpts from (in order) Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Roy Jenkins, Peter Shore, and then Foot himself:


(Also available on YouTube here).