Alan Clark — English Politician born on April 13, 1928, died on September 05, 1999

Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark PC was a British Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), historian and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence, and became a privy counsellor in 1991... (wikipedia)

In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.
There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
There's nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague.
They're just actors. I much prefer the real thing!
The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.