Ali G makes most politicians look stupid – but he made Tony Benn look brilliant

The Labour politician, who passed away recently, demonstrates the honesty, conviction and charisma that made him an icon

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RIP Tony Benn, a politician with honesty, conviction and charisma. All of which were demonstrated when he was interviewed by Ali G, who has made many of his guests look ignorant or bigoted but just made Mr Benn look good.


After a wide-ranging and passionate discussion encompassing such big issues as the welfare state, the miners’ strike and the right to vote, Benn shakes hands and signs off “It’s been fun. I enjoyed it very much.” So did we, Tony.