“Defender of the Commonweal: A conversation with Polly Toynbee, The Guardian’s voice of leftist dissent” @ In These Times

Posted on August 8, 2012

Jane Miller — August 8, 2012: “Polly Toynbee is one of the most admired social and political commentators in the United Kingdom, constantly on television and on radio, relied on and taken seriously, but also—in the way of such things—sometimes reviled by the media and by the public figures she writes about so fearlessly. Her style is direct and uncompromising.

She is outspoken in her opposition to the monarchy and to the Murdoch empire, in her arguments for legalizing assisted dying and for proportional representation. She has given her support to Occupy and to the British activist groups UK Uncut and 38 Degrees.

Since 1998, she has been a political columnist at the Guardian, one of Britain’s most respected and influential papers…………………………….”

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