Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
Have a listen to this excellent 3 part Radio 4 series which takes its title from the famous book by Bernard Crick 'In Defence of Politics'. It will be especially useful and of interest for the MA class where we will be discussing political apathy and participation next week. And the two episodes about cynical attitudes towards politics and unfair treatment of politicians by the media is relevant to the topic next week in the Power without Responsibility class.