In its editorial on 23 March, The Spectator declared that ‘Lord North is one of the few beneficiaries of the May premiership: he is now no longer the worst prime minister in our history.’ In a letter published in the next issue of the magazine on 30 March, Alistair Lexden showed that North was a
The following article, published in Parliament’s House Magazine on 25 March, draws on both Alistair Lexden’s personal recollections and on an admirable biography by Patrick Bishop, written to mark the 40th anniversary of Airey Neave’s murder.
Continuing his campaign to secure justice for sibling couples by means of an oral question in the Lords on 21 March , Alistair Lexden asked the government whether it had plans to take the action that is needed.
A strong case can be made for replacing the existing unelected House of Lords by an upper chamber with a membership determined by the votes of the people. But the value of the work done by the Lords today should not be underestimated.
On March 9, The Times reported that a letter from Queen Victoria to Tennyson was up for auction in New York. For years it had been available in Lincoln, with other lettters, to historians of the period.
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