In a letter to The Daily Telegraph at the beginning of November, Alistair Lexden revealed a hitherto little-known account of how the Armistice at the end of the First World War came to be brought into force at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Alistair Lexden asked a further oral question in the Lords on 12 November as part of his continuing campaign to try and secure justice for Ted Heath, whose reputation has been damaged by the notorious Operation Conifer. Once again he received overwhelming support in the House.
Alistair Lexden was asked to write an article about the political aftermath of the First World War for Parliament’s House Magazine. The text of his article, which was published on 12 November, follows.
For the best part of two years, public services in Northern Ireland have been under the control of civil servants. No elected politicians have been available to direct their work since the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive in January 2017.
At the start of his career as a journalist in the mid-1980s, Andrew Gimson regretted the absence of a book that enabled the reader to gain a clear impression quickly of all Britain’s prime ministers. He has now written such a book. Alistair Lexden’s review of it follows.
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