A remarkable life: debutante, Bletchley Park cipher clerk, Mayor of Cambridge, and popular Lords Minister. And then there’s that famous V-sign…
Plus: Sir Simon Bowie, Soames on a diet, the Trussette on manoeuvres, tiger nannies, and Proud to be Out. And: Time for Liders to get his British Empire Medal.
“I loved her dearly,” the peer reflects.
And: Plastic bags. Britain’s arch-nemesis. Norman Tebbit, my hero. Norman Baker, not my hero. Plus: Lutfur Rahman isn’t brave enough to come on my programme.
Reading through the Lords Hansard for last Thursday, I was charmed by this exchange, in relation to (Conservative peer) Baroness Trumpington: "The Chairman of Committees: My Lords, on behalf of the whole House, I wish the noble Baroness a very happy birthday. Noble Lords: Hear, hear!" That is terribly civilised. Born in 1922, Baroness Trumpington […]