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Tony Benn pays tribute to Michael Foot

Former Labour MP Tony Benn has paid tribute to Michael Foot, who has died at the age of 96.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Benn said Mr Foot was "respected right across the political spectrum" and that he believed people would feel "a genuine sense of loss" at his death.

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