Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Albert Booth: tributes

Click here for a report on Albert's death from the local newspaper for the area in which he was an MP.

Guardian obituary here.

The Mirror tells of Albert being repeatedly sacked for unionising his workplace here.

Tam Dalyell calls Albert the most principled politician he knew, in the Independent, here.

The Daily Telegraph evidently doesn't like him much, but then you wouldn't want it to, would you? It also doesn't bother much with accuracy when it comes to certain facts.

Click here for an Early Day Motion mourning Albert's death. Thanks to John McDonnell and Mary Partington for this.

There will be a service of thanksgiving for Albert's life, at which former Labour Party General Secretary Jim Mortimer will deliver a eulogy on behalf of the labour and trade union movement, and to which all Albert's many friends and comrades are welcome:
Monday 15 February, 11am
Beckenham Methodist Church
Bromley Road
(a short walk from Beckenham Junction station)

The photo was taken at my book launch last year, and shows Albert with my dad David and the vicar from George Lansbury's church.