Letter: Tony Benn will be missed

Editor - We should all be in mourning over the passing of Anthony Wedgewood Benn.

He was well onto the left and I am to the right of the political spectrum. While I disagreed with most he had to say, except the EU where we both hated this corrupt organisation, Anthony Wedgewood Benn was the great exception - he was an honest politician. Whatever he said he profoundly believed in and you knew that he was speaking the truth as he saw it.

Unfortunately, today, an old saying holds true for most of our politicians - ‘How can you tell when a politician is lying? When his lips move’ This may be too simplistic but, certainly, Anthony Wedgewood Benn would not have fitted comfortably in a modern politician’s shoes.

Rest in Peace, Anthony Wedgewood Benn, you more than supplied your fair share of honest politics.

Malcolm Bouchier

Louth