British politician. After
working with the Royal Marines (1959^71) and the diplomatic service
(1971^6), he was an MP (1983^2001) and leader of the Liberal
1990 On John Major's election as Conservative Party
leader, in the Observer, 2
have learnt from bitter experience that when the armchair theorists
and the Whitehall generals start talking of a
surgical war, it is time to run for cover.
learnt, bitter, experience, when, armchair, theorists, Whitehall, generals, start
There can be no place in a 21st-century parliament for people with 15th-century titles upholding 19th-century prejudices.
There, can, place, 21stcentury, parliament, people, titles, prejudices
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