Show 182 - Malcolm Rifkind

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By The Political Party and Matt Forde. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The definition of a grandee, Sir Malcolm reflects on his astounding political career. This is a corker, taking us inside the Thatcher and Major governments at the times of Poll Tax, Maastricht and the move towards peace in Northern Ireland. Sir Malcom is one of only a handful of ministers who served in the government for the entirety of the 79-97 Conservative government and this wonderful episode charts some of the big moments as well as providing a contrast with politics today. Especially fascinating is his experience as Secretary of State for Scotland many years before devolution which meant he had far more power and influence than most of his successors. Pour yourself a whisky, it's time for a saunter down memory lane... Get your ticket to the online launch of Politically Homeless with Matt Forde and Alastair Campbell (plus a signed copy of the book): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-event-politically-homeless-with-matt-forde-ticket-signed-book-tickets-120233157611 If you've already bought the book, here's the link to just buy the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-event-politically-homeless-with-matt-forde-ticket-only-tickets-120189707651 Order 'Politically Homeless' here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/2100000262618 Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com For the latest UK Government advice on coronavirus go to: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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