An article in The Times on February 14 featured the brilliant comic writer, Richmal Crompton, whose famous William books, of which some 12 million have been sold, have given enormous pleasure to generations of children.
These dramatic events were discussed by Alistair Lexden at a dinner in the Carlton Club in February 2018 (see below). He considered them at greater length in a lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the Lloyd George Society in Llandrindod Wells on 16 February.
An obsessive preoccupation with a few, well-known independent schools produces a wholly misleading impression of the overall state of independent education in Britain today, endlessly repeated in the national media.
In a Lords debate on 1 February, Alistair Lexden returned briefly to an issue on which he has spoken out strongly in recent months, most notably in speeches on 18 January this year and on 20 July 2018 (see below).
Detailed research by historians has shattered the long prevalent myth that Baldwin failed to stand up to Hitler. However, the truth has yet to be fully recognised in some quarters. An article published inThe Times on 29 January was a case in point.
In an oral question in the Lords on 24 January, Alistair Lexden returned to an issue which has raised on a number of occasions: the grave damage being done in Northern Ireland by the long political stalemate which passed its second anniversary this month.
For three years Alistair Lexden has been part of a campaign to establish the truth about allegations of child sex abuse made, long after his death over sixty years ago, against the great Anglican Bishop, George Bell.