The BBC barely bothered to cover the funeral of Tony Benn, who passed away a couple of weeks ago. They were more than happy to fawn over Thatcher when she died and allowed Tory commentators to repeat their altered version of history unchallenged. Therefore, it’s up to us at Nowhere Towers to provide some photographs of the occasion.
Here’s the hearse nearing the end of its short journey from the Palace of Westminster to St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey.
Some pictures of banners.
Some mourners at outside Westminster Abbey
An LBC hack finds a suitable spot to put a Tory spin on the funeral story.
Meanwhile Old Etonian James Landale of the BBC looks lost after conducting a couple of vox pop interviews. He’d shoved past me earlier.
The final procession.
This is a slightly better shot.
Here we have Peter Hain MP and John Bercow MP, the Speaker of the House of Commons, and his wife Sally *innocent face*. John Bercow is chatting to a woman in a wheelchair.
Admittedly I didn’t take the best position to get the best images but today wasn’t about that. Today was about remembering the man who should have been Labour leader and Prime Minister. RIP Tony Benn, a man who was an inspiration to many and a fighter for democracy.