Tony Benn (1925 - 2014) British statesman, Member of Parliament for 47 years between 1950 and 2001, former Cabinet minister in the Labour governments of Prime minister Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. Tony Benn was President of the Stop the War Coalition from 2001 until 2014 during which time he worked with Jeremy Corbyn MP who was on the Steering Committee, and the other StWC peace campainers.
Tony Benn backstage listening to the proceeding speeches before he goes on stage to talk to the peace rally at the Stop the War, rally. Trafalgar Square, London, UK, 15th March 2008
“There in every human heart from the beginning of time there have been two flames burning, the flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world. And those two flames are burning in our hearts today, in the hearts and minds of millions of people. And all I will tell you to finish is this - there is no railway station called peace, your children, and your grandchildren, and their grandchildren are going to have to fight the same battle again and again and again. But at least our campaign will inspire them, just as so many in the past have inspired us.” Tony Benn
Trafalgar Square, London, UK