Conflict of Loyalty Paperback – 22 Sep 1995
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Hilda Roberts, then the prime minister, rejected this proposal, calling it a gimmick. It was. It was worse; it was sheer stupidity. Clearly the former grocer's daughter from Grantham had some sense! Though she failed to see past both Jimmy Savile and Peter Morrison (her PPS); both pedophiles!
I suspected some Freemason favoritism at play here. Was there anything in the book to shed further light on Geoffrey's reasons to promote William Hague? Not really. Hague only gets two mentions in the book, the last on page 569 where Howe refers to Hague as "our excellent candidate" (he was defending Leon Brittan's seat) and the "party-conference prodigy of 1977". Oh well, I hadn't really expected the line "And he was great in bed!"
Interestingly, William Hague, now our incompetent Foreign Secretary, was the minister who ensured that Peter Morrison's name was overlooked in an investigation. Then Welsh Secretary, he did not "see" any details (Mail Online 27 October 2012). Well, we don't want prominent ministers going to jail for having sex with underage boys, do we?
The format of the book is well thought out. Short chapter (with relevant headings) which are subdivided with sub chapters. Makes the whole thing very readable, despite more than 700 pages. I also like the interesting footnotes, like the details of each local election.
Further, I like the fact that much of the book deals with events after 1979. So much better than Ted Heath's, ...Read more ›
I will skim read most of it, and try to glean a few facts.
This is my tribute to Maggie T.