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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 get together benches. What drove a pro Conservative baby-kisser – one of many so-called ‘Cambridge Mafia’, with 24 years’ event as a Conservative MP – to alter his allegiance so significantly? during this memoir of a protracted and sundry political profession, Temple-Morris solutions this query, unveiling the sluggish, sluggish strategy of disillusionment with the Conservative occasion, in particular below Margaret Thatcher, and the growing to be allure of the recent Labour circulation below Tony Blair. in addition to supplying a major evaluation of British household politics within the moment half the 20th century, Temple-Morris additionally explains his the most important function in Irish politics, particularly within the peace procedure talks which ended in the nice Friday contract of 1998.

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