I was never a great fan of Anthony Wedgwood-Benn; he wasn't known as 'The most dangerous man in Britain' for nothing.
However, he was a great 'parliamentarian', a great speech maker, and a man of enormous principle (not always in tune with forward thinking).
With Tony Blair's proposed knighthood still very much in the news, and over a million signatures already on a petition against it, I am posting this wonderful speech of Benn's from 1998, when the UK parliament was about to vote in support (or not) of Blair's disastrous attack on Iraq.
Probably his best speech ever! Well worth listening to, and only 2 mins.