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It takes a lot to bring jaded politicians to tears, but a 91-year-old British World War II did just that with a rousing address to members of the Labor Party.

Form the BBC:

Sky News describes the event:

A 91-year-old Second World War veteran has upstaged Ed Miliband at the Labour Party conference with a passionate and tear-jerking speech on the health service.

Harry Smith moved audience members to tears as he made a passionate case for the NHS and warned David Cameron: “Keep your mitts off my NHS.”

Mr Smith received a number of standing ovations as he detailed his life in a “barbarous, bleak and uncivilised” Barnsley slum where he listened to the screams of a woman dying of cancer because she could not afford the medicine to dull the pain.

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Labour politicians, including the shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, wept openly as he described how his…

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