Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Stomach For The Fight

Eric Heffer was born 100 years ago today. The joiner son of a boot-maker, he had left school at 14, but he had a personal library of some 12,000 books.

Heffer turned up to speak against the first Gulf War in the final stages of terminal stomach cancer, and to vote against it in a wheelchair.


  1. Dan Carden's article is very good, Heffer was nobody's yes man even on the left.

    1. Although of course it would have been unlikely to have been made in a Tribune article, an interesting point about his change of mind on the EEC was that it was the same as Enoch Powell's.