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Monday, January 09, 2006

Tony Banks RIP

Tony Banks was a British politician who was one of the leading lights in getting fox hunting, stag hunting, and hare coursing banned in the UK. Tony died suddenly over the weekend while holidaying in Florida.

In an age of careerist politicitans, he was from the old school of politicians who actually believed in things, and said things which didn't particularly help his career - i.e. being opposed to the war in Iraq and the invasion of Afghanistan.