**100% satire – Tony Benn was a great, great man**
14th March 2014
I woke this morning to the news that Mr Benn has died at home, aged 88. My initial reaction was “how can a 1970s cartoon character die?” and wondered if it was going to be one of those Brian Griffin stunts to get viewer ratings up, but then realised that it was Tony Benn that everyone was talking about, who was apparently a left-wing chap, who was arguably the most popular politician ever.
Hang on a minute though, I thought you were the most popular politician ever. You certainly are in my household, and the fact that you are quoted in a statement regarding Tony as saying “There was never a dull moment listening to him, even when you disagreed with everything he said,” makes me think that in fact you disagreed with everything he said. And everything that you say, darling, is right.
For this reason I am not wearing a black dress and veil today, and am instead going to wear that leopard-print bikini that you like so much.
Ciao for now, lover.