Right to the End
My parents were sitting opposite their friend Enoch Powell as he delivered his Rivers of Blood Speech. They were both staying at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, when the bomb went off, killing their close colleagues. These events had a huge impact on us all – I remember them well.
Politics dominated our lives. Mum and Dad each stood for parliament at separate times. They went on to hold senior positions in the Conservative Party, often spoke at the Party Conference, and enjoyed various visits to Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.
It was fascinating to witness, but there were downsides too. My father held very rigid views which he expected everyone to adopt. ‘Right to the End’ is my brief account of what it was like to have highly political parents and how we can, perhaps, all learn to deal better with such entrenched attitudes.
I also share my thoughts on dealing with the death of pets, and more recently, losing my mother to MND. There are many light moments too!
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