About the show
Playing tracks by
J Rodrigo, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Handel .
Originally broadcast on www.seahavenfm.com Thursday 22nd May 7-9pm - Hour 1:
Lord Denis Healey - Life, times and music:
Lord Healey of Riddlesden has been Chancellor of the Exchequer, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Defence Secretary and one of the leading thinkers in the post 45 transition from collective economic thinking to an economics combining social justice and progressive taxation. He is credited with saving the UK economy after five years of chancellorship in the political firestorm of the seventies and has been criticised by others for not scrutinising the need for the IMF £4 Billion bail out in 1976 more closely. Most agree that he is the best Labour Party Leader that the party never had and was responsible for preserving the democratic centre of the Labour Party during the divisive times of Militant and the SDP breakaway. He talks about music, poetry and art, photography and being patron of local groups such as the Corelli Ensemble with Roy Stannard.