politicalsci: Labour’s late Tony Benn speaking…


Labour’s late Tony Benn speaking in the House of Commons in 1998 (Jeremy Corbyn is seated behind him): “What fools we are to live in a generation for which war is a
computer game for our children, and just an interesting little Channel 4
news item.

Every Member of Parliament tonight who votes for the government
motion will be consciously and deliberate accepting the responsibility
for the deaths of innocent people if the war begins, as I fear it will. 

In my parliamentary experience we were asked to share responsibility
for a decision we won’t really be taking with consequence for people
who have no part to play in the brutality of the regime which we are
dealing with.”