I watched this again and am posting this again. It’s a good speech, very good. It has passion and authenticity. It’s great that at 91 Harry Smith can deliver a speech that shows he is in touch with his own soul and with ordinary people struggling to live on disgracefully low incomes while the structures of civilised society that ameliorate that struggle, structures such as the NHS, are eroded and pulled away from them. I’m sorry to say I don’t see this level of authenticity and understanding in Miliband or any of the current crop of political leaders. But maybe we have the politicians, the government and the Labour Party we deserve because we don’t have that level of authenticity and understanding either, do we?