The author, broadcaster and campaigner Sir Ludovic Kennedy has died aged 89.
A former BBC Panorama journalist, Sir Ludovic spent decades investigating miscarriages of justice, including the case of the Birmingham Six.
He contributed to the abolition of the death penalty and was also president of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.
As a young man, Sir Ludovic joined the Royal Navy and his ship HMS Tartar was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck.
After the war, he attended Oxford University and went on to become a successful journalist.
During his career, he carried out his own investigations into a number of high-profile criminal cases.
For much of his life, Sir Ludovic was a member of the Liberal Party and its successor, the Liberal Democrats, and stood unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate in 1958.
He quit the party in 2001 when the then leader Charles Kennedy refused to endorse assisted dying, and stood for Parliament again unsuccessfully as an independent candidate on a pro-euthanasia platform.
It’s a shame to speak ill of the dead, every man’s death diminishes me, and so on, and the BBC’s liberal culture is glaringly apparent in pretty much every sentence of this hagiography..
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