Given Gordon Brown's recent comments, I am wondering who people's diverse political heroes are!
Sir Winston Churchill
For giving us the morale to continue during our nations darkest hour
John F. Kennedy
For bringing forward a raft of civil reforms (unfortunatley some only realised after his death), and reminding us what could be possible. His remark "ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country" is a political creed of mine. I hold a high regard for his brother (Robert F. Kennedy) for similar reasons.
For sticking to the political center at a difficult time and realising that social democracy was about pragmatism as well as principles.
Martin Luther King
For standing his ground, challenging the amoral racist attitudes of the South and sticking to his Christian principles.
For tirelessly working to abolish slavery
For social reforms, such as the in the army, education, and trying to bring Home Rule for Ireland.
Tagging Cally's Kitchen , Kerron Cross-The Voice of the Delectable Left , Adele's labour blog , Cllr Miranda Grell , Iain Dale's Diary, Tim Roll-Pickering , Jonathan Chilvers and Paul Linford