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My Lords, I have three very short, random stories. On one occasion, my wife asked Margaret what she thought of Tony Blair. "My dear", she said, "I do not think of him". That was all. We have heard from the noble Lord, Lord King, about Margaret's support for Desert Storm, the first war in Iraq. We have heard that it was to some extent due to her that there was the backbone to go to war. I...
My Lords, the word "heritage" is defined as what has been or will be built; in other words, what we build today is the heritage of tomorrow. The first point that should be made is that a keen sense and knowledge of the lessons of the past is indispensable if we are to learn to live in the present, let alone cope with the future. Those who mock, deride or denigrate the past do an injustice not...
Entered the House of Lords in 1991
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