Bobby Sands leaves Benn in tears

September 23, 2008 · Print This Article

Tony Benn broke down in tears at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 14th, 2008 as he recalled the late Bobby Sands, the republican MP and Officer Commanding IRA political prisoners H-Blocks  who died while on hunger strike in the Long Kesh prison, Belfast, in 1981. “Our revenge, Bobby Sands said, will be the laughter of our children,” he said, as tears began to stream down his cheeks. “I’m sorry, but it moves me greatly.”

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2 Responses to “Bobby Sands leaves Benn in tears”

  1. on looker on January 9th, 2009 1:16 pm

    the picture of tony benn somwhat reminds me of winston churchill, but gladly the two men as far apart, as Bobby Sands an thatcher, our revenge will be the laughter of our children, never a true was spoken, our children have a smile on ther faces now, but will have the last laugh, when england , be it through force or their own accord, leave the irish people to ther own destiny they afford, only then can we as irish people start to build our land and to serve our people, as we think is right an just ,free from the shakles of that bastard land england

  2. Ronan Gallagher on January 16th, 2009 10:28 am

    Had the great pleasure and privilege of meeting Tony Benn in Dublin once. A man whom I have the height of respect and admiration for and who was never being afraid to speak his mind whether it was popular or not. Compare him to today’s suited automatons whose only role it seems is to toe the party and media line on everything and retire to a top corporate job.

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