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Publish those letters

In a letter published in The Times on November 19, Alistair Lexden called for an end to the secrecy surrounding the process by which a vote of no confidence can be sought in the leader of the Conservative Party.

An unhappy admiral

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.

Ted Heath - demand for inquiry renewed

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.

Baldwin's election

It was under this headline that a letter from Alistair Lexden was published in the TLS: The Times Literary Supplement on November 9.

The new political world created in 1918

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.

Armistice Day 1918

On 5 November, the Lords held a debate to mark the approaching centenary of Armistice Day.

In his speech, Alistair Lexden reflected on some of  the events of 11 November 1918.

Follow the link to read what he said… theyworkforyou

Civil Servants continue to rule Northern Ireland

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.

The Lexden Prize

The Independent Schools Association (ISA), of which Alistair Lexden is President, has established a national award in his name.

A better class of insult

In his Times column on October 24, Matthew Parris praised Disraeli’s repertoire of insults under the headline: “Our verbally abusive MPs have nothing on Disraeli”.