Britain & Ireland


Tony Benn: Man of History

I never actually met Tony Benn. That’s a shameful thing for an historian of the British left to admit. And I do regret it. There’s really no excuse. He had a reputation for extraordinary generosity
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Skeletons in the National Cupboard

Last night, BBC 2 aired its Search for Alfred the Great, presented by star TV presenter Neil Oliver. The programme's plot had however been been given away the week before at a press conference in Winchester, which
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