By Peter Temple-Morris

ISBN-10: 1784534501

ISBN-13: 9781784534509

On 20 June 1998 Peter Temple-Morris, Conservative MP for Leominster, crossed the ground to affix his competitors at the Labour occasion 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 extensively? during this memoir of a protracted and sundry political profession, Temple-Morris solutions this question, unveiling the sluggish, slow strategy of disillusionment with the Conservative occasion, in particular lower than Margaret Thatcher, and the starting to be charm of the hot Labour circulate lower than Tony Blair. in addition to supplying a massive evaluate of British household politics within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, Temple-Morris additionally explains his an important function in Irish politics, specifically within the peace method talks which ended in the nice Friday contract of 1998.

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