Michael Foot R.I.P.

Press Association, via Associated Press
Michael Foot in 1982 with Tony Blair, who went on to become prime minister of Britain. Mr. Foot led Labour in the early '80s.

The New York Times obituary of Michael Foot was illustrated with this photograph, which really struck me as odd seeing as Tony Blair's Government didn't even come close to pursuing many of the policies and addressing the issues that Michael Foot was a proponent of. Blair was politically much closer to the woman who defeated Michael Foot in the 1983 election. A strange choice of photograph that I can only assume was selected so a general U.S. readership could have a context for who this Michael Foot person actually was.

Read the Guardian obituary here and The Independent obituary here.


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