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By Peter Temple-Morris

On 20 June 1998 Peter Temple-Morris, Conservative MP for Leominster, crossed the ground to hitch his opponents at the Labour social gathering benches. What drove a pro Conservative flesh presser – one of many so-called ‘Cambridge Mafia’, with 24 years’ event as a Conservative MP – to alter his allegiance so noticeably? during this memoir of an extended and sundry political profession, Temple-Morris solutions this question, unveiling the gradual, slow technique of disillusionment with the Conservative celebration, in particular lower than Margaret Thatcher, and the becoming charm of the recent Labour circulation less than Tony Blair. in addition to supplying a massive evaluation of British household politics within the moment 1/2 the 20th century, Temple-Morris additionally explains his an important position in Irish politics, particularly within the peace technique talks which ended in the nice Friday contract of 1998.

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