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Video: War Votes – Tony Benn v Hilary Benn

Tony Benn

Like Father, like son? Definitely NOT in this instance!

In the clip below you can listen to Tony Benn and then his son Hilary as they present their cases on whether to vote for military action.

From the BBC:

Father and son, Tony and Hilary Benn have given two of the most impassioned speeches on the issue of whether to vote for military action. In 1998 Tony Benn argued against the bombing of Iraq, while this week his son Hilary Benn argued in favour bombing Syria.

Both speeches were widely praised – and both men, coincidentally, had current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sitting by them in the Commons as they were delivered.