At the time my impression of him was dictated by a fairly cruel media portrayal and Labour's dismal result of the 1983 General Election. Over time I came to realise that Michael Foot was a deeply principled man, a great orator and overwhelmed by the radical change that Conservatives under Margret Thatcher embarked upon.
I feel moved to write a haiku for him to add to my occasional series.
Michael Foot is gone
Integrity to the last
But poor taste in clothes