The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61115   Message #984365
Posted By: Teribus
16-Jul-03 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: any one going to tolpuddle?
Subject: RE: any one going to tolpuddle?

"Wasn't it a Labour Government that was resposnible for him having that peerage he didn't want?"

Correct in as much as Clement Attlee raised Tony Benn's father to the peerage. At that time the honour was hereditary, therefore William Benn's eldest son would automatically inherit the title.