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By Alan Beith

ISBN-10: 1904794270

ISBN-13: 9781904794271

Today’s MPs are usually considered trapped in a London-centred view of existence and to lack any “hinterland” of lifestyles past politics, and any basic ideals, yet this publication appears at political lifestyles from a northern point of view. beginning within the Manchester zone and following the author's 35 years as MP for England’s northernmost constituency and a number one determine within the Liberal Democrats, the publication disguise key levels within the party’s development, together with the Seventies Lib-Lab pact and Paddy Ashdown’s management, in addition to what the philosophy of Liberalism is all approximately. His reviews overseeing Britain’s intelligence and safeguard prone over greater than a decade are provided and the necessity to make parliament greater is printed.

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Chester had worked for Beveridge on his Report in 1942, but by this time was largely interested in football (on which he chaired a Commission) and not much interested in students. We did not get on. Nuffield offered so much else in the way 42 BEING AT OXFORD of academic encouragement that it scarcely mattered in the long term, but did cause complications in working on my thesis. Between my first and second years, Barbara and I got married. We had agreed that, as teenage sweethearts, it would probably be quite a good thing for us not to try to be in the same university city: Barbara’s passion was botany, and she was accepted at Birmingham where she found the course outstandingly good, under Professors Hawkes and Heslop-Harrison.

It cannot have been grabbing my attention when, at the age of nine, the words of a regularly broadcast song about ‘cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon’ led me to think that there were limitless delights to be enjoyed outside Sunday School, so I stopped attending. We had no river: we had an attractive canal, but there were very few boats on it and none which would offer me a trip on the water. I had to content myself with riding my bike along the towpath. The only time I can remember any particular excitement from my new found Sabbath freedom was when a landslide caused the collapse of the platform at Middlewood Higher station, a remote outpost in the woods where stations were built on two lines, one of which passed over the other, thus enabling a change of trains to connect Buxton to Macclesfield.

In the Politics department we began to change that, making use of each other’s resources in both examining and teaching, and working with each other in areas of common research interest. Meanwhile, the city was changing visibly. Years of economic decline had saved many of its fine buildings and streets from destruction, because there was no money to replace them. However, this had left 47 A VIEW FROM THE NORTH them vulnerable to decay and a late rush to redevelop. Labour had run the city in alternation with the Conservatives, a fact which seems astonishing given that, in more recent years, there have been no Conservative councillors at all in the city, and it was the Liberal Democrats who took over control from Labour.

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