Across the Floor: A Life in Dissenting Politics by Peter Temple-Morris

By Peter Temple-Morris

On 20 June 1998 Peter Temple-Morris, Conservative MP for Leominster, crossed the ground to affix his opponents at the Labour social gathering benches. What drove a pro Conservative flesh presser – one of many so-called ‘Cambridge Mafia’, with 24 years’ adventure as a Conservative MP – to alter his allegiance so considerably? during this memoir of an extended and sundry political occupation, Temple-Morris solutions this query, unveiling the sluggish, slow technique of disillusionment with the Conservative social gathering, specially below Margaret Thatcher, and the starting to be allure of the recent Labour flow below Tony Blair. in addition to delivering a major evaluation of British family politics within the moment 1/2 the 20th century, Temple-Morris additionally explains his the most important position in Irish politics, specifically within the peace strategy talks which ended in the nice Friday contract of 1998.

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