Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column.
The celebrated English composer has died at the age of 69. While he was better-known for pieces like Song for Athene and The Lamb, listening to his 2003 work The Veil of the Temple is the best way to appreciate his genius.
Caroline Crampton speaks to Margaret Hodge about the Google, the BNP and the "loony left".
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