"Mr Cameron paid tribute to former Labour leader Michael Foot, who died today, saying he was “a brilliant speaker”, “very intelligent and witty” and “gave very powerful speeches”." (PoliticsHome).
TRIBUTE FROM JACK STRAW
TRIBUTE FROM GORDON BROWN
"Thatcher on Foot: "I was very sorry to hear the news. He was a great parliamentarian and a man of his principles."
DAVID CAMERON'S FULL TRIBUTE:
“My first thoughts are for those he leaves behind, the friends and the family. He was a remarkable man and in many ways, almost the last link to a more heroic age in politics. You think of him in the 1930’s fighting fascism and Hitler alongside Winston Churchill and the great giants of that age.
I also very much admired his great defence of our parliamentary democracy and the House of Commons which he absolutely loved, obviously we come from very different political persuasions but also his idealism, there was never any doubt that he was in politics because he loved his country, he believed in public service, he wanted to make it a better place.
I think he’ll be remembered as a great speaker, a fantastic orator, a beautiful writer. A very passionate man who was part of this more heroic age of politics where we were fighting fascism and the rise of fascism in Europe and he was on the right side of that argument and wrote such a brilliant book.
Obviously he knew both victory and defeat and obviously people will remember the defeat as Labour leader, but above all he was an idealist, someone who was in politics for the right reasons and someone who wrote and spoke beautifully.”