4/26/2007

Edward Heath and Gay Allegations

On the subject of Edward Heath and the reports today about his private life. I know a lot of Tories, and had chances to chat in private with Tories who were in a postion to know about Heath.

The general view that was conveyed to me was that "Yes, he probably was, but no, he never did".

I got the impression that he was wedded to his job and to politics and actually think he left a lasting legacy of which he can be proud. Let's remember him for that.

3 comments:

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

I kind of feel sorry for Ted - probably was a nice bloke. Shafted by the Liberals in '74...

Norfolk Blogger said...

In my learning of Liberal and Conservative politics in the 1970's, I've never read anything that suggests he was betrayed by the Liberals. In what was is an independent political party able to "shaft"" a leader of another political party and this be unfair ?

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

I understand that Thorpe gave Heath private assurances that he would back in him the event of a minority Conservative administration/hung party. However, Thorpe jumped into bed with Wilson at the very last minute - and the dog was still alive!

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