Norman Tebbit — British Statesman born on March 29, 1931,

Norman Beresford Tebbit, Baron Tebbit, CH, PC, is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1981 to 1987 as Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was a member of parliament from 1970 to 1992, representing the constituencies of Epping and Chingford... (wikipedia)

Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.
He didn't riot. He got on his bike and looked for work.
It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.