Harry Barnes

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Gender Male
Occupation Retired M.P.
Location Dronfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Introduction 74 years old. Current Commitments : Political Education and Research. Career : 1952-54 & l956-60 Railway Clerk (N.E. England). 1954-56 National Service (Iraq) 1960-65 Adult Student (Ruskin College & Hull University) 1965-66 Further Education Lecturer (Worksop). 1966-87 Adult Education Tutor (Sheffield University). 1987-2005 Labour M.P. for N.E. Derbyshire. From 2005 Retired.
Interests Family, Democratic Socialism, Politics, Labour Party, Trade Unions, Iraq, Iran, Islam, Political Education, Philosophy, Sunderland AFC, Non-League Sheffield FC, Reading, Opera, Theatre, Music, Easington Colliery
Favorite Movies Whisky Galore, The Gold Rush, Kind Hearts And Coronets, Modern Times, The Lady Vanishes, The 39 Steps, The Man In The White Suit, Singin' In The Rain, The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Great Dictator, The Third Man, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz, Shindler's List, Wagner, Frida, Billy Elliot
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Alec Glasgow, Dominic Behan, Johnny Cash, Daniel Barenboim, Waltraud Meier, Smetana, Wagner, Chopin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, West-East Divan Orchestra
Favorite Books John Macnab, Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man, On Liberty, Communist Manifesto, Homage To Catalonia, A History Of Socialist Thought, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, Philosophical Investigations, The Making Of The English Working Class, Aspects of Wagner, The World As Will And Representation, Socialism Past and Future, Murder In Samarkand, George Orwell: A Life