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Michael Foot
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Plymouth, Devon
Born on 23rd of July 1913
Died on 3rd of March 2010
British hero of the week March 3rd 2010

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Born 1913 - English labour politician and journalist.

Educated at Oxford. Editor and political columnist before becoming MP for Ebbw Vale (1960-83). Replaced James Callaghan as leader of the Labour Party in 1980. Skilled in parliamentary debate but heavy defeat to Margaret Thatcher in 1983 led to his replacement by Neil Kinnock. Supporter of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Books include a biography of Aneurin Bevan (1962,1973) and H G Wells (1995).

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Looking back at all the people I have insulted, I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist. - Auberon Waugh
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