The world has lost a great social democrat with the passing of long-time British Labour MP Tony Benn.
Benn had nothing in common with the "new" Labour of phoney Tony Blair. Benn was an old-school idealist who stuck with his beliefs even though the temptations of opportunism led the majority of his party in another direction.
This interview with Michael Moore done a few years ago gives some sense of the man;
Godspeed Mr. Benn, the world's a colder place without you.