The Left list

Oh dear. The Torygraph had the amusing idea of compiling a list of the 100 most influential lefties in Britain.

By the time they get to No. 61, however, they are clearly scraping the barrel.

Amartya Sen is a noble prize winning economist and activist who introduced the notion that development of third world economies was a necessary precursor to freedom and democracy. His ideas have had global influence but in a UK context he is as important in the corridors of DFID and Downing Street as he is in the office of the key INGOs.

How about that: a Noble Prize!