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What is the Wilson doctrine? The story behind MPs' protection ...

published about 1 hour ago The convention, outlined by former Labour PM Harold Wilson, says intelligence agencies should not bug MPs, but that hasn't stopped such behaviour occurringThe Wilson doctrine, at the centre of a case before the ..., 5 days ago
The Star (Kenya)

I'm spoilt for choice, last week's stories were on point!

Seventy-eight years before Harold Wilson, a two-time British Prime Minister (1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976), made his famous quip about a week being a long time in politics, Joseph Chamberlain, a British politician and statesman, said: In ...
 The Star (Kenya)1 week ago The active global player  Asian Age2 months ago Active global player  Deccan chronicle2 months ago
International Business Times UK

Tony Blair to wade into the Labour leadership election

He remains the only Labour leader to have won an election since Harold Wilson in 1974 but, when Tony Blair sets out his views on the state of his party this morning, you can bet half of the Labour Party will have their fingers in their ears. Mr ...
 ITV.com1 week ago Kate Hoey: Labour has become an extremely unpatriotic party  New Statesman1 month ago This isn't the end. It's just a phase Labour has to go through  New Statesman30 minutes ago Who will win the 2015 general election?  The Week UK2 days ago

Wilson's foreign spy fears laid bare

Harold in secret documents 16 July 2015 From the section UK Politics Harold Wilson feared being the target of smear campaigns by foreign spies, newly released documents reveal. The Labour PM was convinced South African agents were ...
 BBC1 week ago Harold Wilson feared he was being spied on by South Africa over apartheid opposition  Demanjo1 week ago Did Harold Wilson quit over sex smear paranoia?  9ija News.com1 week ago

Modi versus Modi

If, as Harold Wilson suggested, a week is a long time in politics, a year must be an eternity. It took less than a week to rip the veneer of moral invincibility of the Narendra Modi government, bringing it down from its high horse of ...
 Arab News1 month ago

How to rule with a slim majority

Three days after the first general election in 1974, which led to Harold Wilson unexpectedly taking office as prime minister of a minority Labour government, his friend and colleague Barbara Castle sat down in her bolthole, Hell Corner Farm, in the ...
 Austin American Statesman2 months ago
Sydney Morning Herald

Bill Shorten's time to change perceptions may be running out

Cliched though Harold Wilson's quote about a week being a long time in politics might be, it is highly apt in Bill Shorten's case. The Labor leader's week began promisingly enough, with a Fairfax-Ipsos poll indicating a modest increase in his lead ...
 Sydney Morning Herald1 month ago Embattled Shorten's time to shift opinion is running out  Canberra Times1 month ago
Capital Bay

What David Cameron might learn from the European referendum of 1975

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez At the time, Prime Minister Harold Wilson said the referendum had brought a lengthy national argument to its conclusion. This turned out not to be the case, since the referendum turned into a neverendum. A conclusive vote ...
 Business Insider1 month ago Tory rebels reject eu purdah pledge  Capital Bay1 month ago EU referendum: Cameron delays vote 'to please Eurosceptics'  The Week UK1 month ago EU referendum: Cameron faces Tory rebellion over purdah  The Week UK1 month ago
New Statesman

Queen's Speech 2015: A series of hostages to fortune

Shortly after turning a majority of four into one of 96, Harold Wilson entertained a group of foreign dignitaries at Number 10. The conversation turned to golf. How's your handicap, Harold? one diplomat asked. Quick as a flash, the Prime Minister ...
 New Statesman2 months ago

The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson's life

23 May 2015 From the section Magazine Harold Wilson died 20 years ago, on 24 May 1995. He would have died many years before that, writes novelist Isabel Wolff, had her family not saved him from drowning. As a child I spent many family ...
 BBC2 months ago
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