He was, of course, famously anti EU, for his own reasons, a fact that Ukip have pounced on to abuse his memory, while forgetting one thing - Benn would have had a role in Brexit, but he would have had nothing to do with Ukip or Farage.
His famous 5 Questions to ask the powerful:
- What power have you got?
- Where did you get it from?
- In whose interests do you exercise it?
- To whom are you accountable?
- How can we get rid
If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system.