Monday, May 02, 2005

Bomber Thorpe

I am amused to see my old friend Jeremy Thorpe venture back into the political fray. He has suggested that Blair and Howard should sign a pledge never to venture into military action without the specific approval of the UN. Can this be the same Jeremy Thorpe who thought we should bomb Rhodesia in 1967 after Ian Smith declared UDI? It was then that he attracted the nickname of 'Bomber Thorpe'. I published a collection of Jeremy Thorpe's reminiscences seven years ago and had the unique experience of talking to him over a period of a year about his life. Absolutely fascinating. And the way he has coped with Parkinson's Disease certainly has to be admired.

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