Margaret Aspinall Douglas Hurd
The Cabinet Office says it will challenge a ruling it must release files now relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, left, and then-PM Margaret Thatcher, inset
Former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd
, also standing down as Witney's MP, comes third with pounds 247,000 from NatWest Bank.
In a letter to customers with investment portfolios of more than pounds 70,000, the bank, which recently appointed former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd
to a pounds 250,000-a-year two-day-a-week top job, says:
THE newly appointed Northern Ireland Secretary Douglas Hurd
enjoyed the hospitality of his Irish counterparts in Dublin so much he had to be walked around a park to clear his hangover.
1988 | January 3, Mrs Thatcher is longest continuously serving PM this century; | April 18, 38 Tory back-benchers vote against flat-rate poll tax; | July 29, Paddy Ashdown becomes new leader of the centre party; | December 16, Edwina Currie resigns after comments on egg production; 1989 | March 3, Mrs Thatcher announces "we have become a grandmother"; | July 24, John Major becomes Foreign Secretary; | September 22, IRA bomb kills ten bandsmen at Royal Marines School of Music, in Deal, Kent; | October 26, Nigel Lawson resigns as Chancellor, replaced by John Major, Douglas Hurd
, Foreign Secretary; | December 5, Mrs Thatcher defeats Sir Anthony Meyer in leadership vote.
By all means let the really wealthy pensioners, like his father Lord Douglas Hurd
and his equally rich cronies in Parliament past and present lead by example and give away benefits they certainly don't need or depend on.
The government needs to stop making excuses and release those documents about the briefings she was given back in 1989 and her Cabinet discussions with Home Secretary Douglas Hurd
Younger readers may not recognise the names of Michael Heseltine, Douglas Hurd
and Leon Brittan.
Lord Douglas Hurd
shares his feelings on Pilate, and Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans, talks about the defeat and victory of the cross.
They persuaded then Conservative Home Secretary Douglas Hurd
to allow them to introduce a new bylaw.
When Douglas Hurd
unsuccessfully sought the leadership of the Conservative Party in 1990, he was portrayed as a 'toff'.
However, it proved irresistible as Stella has written at length about meetings with John Major, Douglas Hurd
and various other Ministers, all of whom were so disinterested in the goings-on in our secret services that they used her briefings to grab a kip.