Ferdinand Mount — British Writer born on July 02, 1939,

Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet, usually known as Ferdinand Mount, is a British writer and novelist, columnist for The Sunday Times and commentator on politics, and Conservative Party politician. He was head of the policy unit in 10 Downing Street in 1982–83, during the time when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, and wrote the 1983 Tory general election manifesto. He is regarded as being on the One Nation or 'wet' wing of the party... (wikipedia)

Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build.
One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it.
In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor.
All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth.
We want a system that will improve consistency and steadiness in the quality of government.

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