Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

Tribute to Jack Jones

Jack Jones, the former leader of the Transport and General Workers' Union and veteran of the Spanish Civil War, died yesterday at the age of 96. Jack was a legend in his lifetime, a rock of decency and integrity. When we first met when I was in my 20s, I was in awe of his towering reputation, but, over a cup of tea, in his characteristically gentle manner he inspired and encouraged me, as he did a generation. His lifetime ends but his legacy lives on. He will be sorely missed.

 

 

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