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The former MP for Hackney South spent his first year in custody sewing mailbags at HMP Wormwood Scrubs. In addition to his reputation for business impropriety, he would have fair claim to the title of ‘Father of British Populism’.
On the 13th of January 1913, the last formal private army in the history of the United Kingdom was established.
From the short-lived National Party to the astonishing success of the Empire Free Trade Crusade, the 20th Century saw plenty of attempted revolts on the right.
On Wednesday 15th November 1922, the British electorate went to the polls and changed the course of political history.
With this year’s Party Conference in Birmingham, I recommend visiting a couple of sites of political heritage in the city where one can learn about the father of two future Tory leaders.
The Blackpool conference saw various candidates make their case, and an unlikely new leader emerge.
Gordon Liddy once described to White House secretaries how to kill an opponent using a pencil.
Whittaker Chambers’ memoir exposed a major Communist plot and toppled New Deal royalty. It remains relevant today.
Their armed forces had plenty of experience purging political dissidents, much less actually fighting wars.
As German tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia, representatives of this country’s biggest companies were busy in Germany.