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Philip Pedley
PHILIP PEDLEY is a British Conservative activist who held a number of positions in the Conservative Party at local, regional and national level and was appointed Deputy Chairman of one of the largest quangos in Wales
Wales
. He was educated at Calday Grange Grammar School and Lancaster University
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Progressive Federal Party
The PROGRESSIVE FEDERAL PARTY (PFP) (Afrikaans : Progressiewe Federale Party) was a South African political party formed in 1977. It advocated power-sharing in South Africa
South Africa
through a federal constitution, in place of apartheid . Its leader was Colin Eglin , who was succeeded by Frederik van Zyl Slabbert and then Zach de Beer , but its best known parliamentarian was Helen Suzman , who was for many years the only member of the whites -only parliament to speak out against the apartheid regime. CONTENTS * 1 Formation * 2 History * 3 Leaders * 4 See also * 5 References FORMATIONThe party was preceded by the Progressive Party as the liberal opposition to the National Party. While the main opposition United Party contained liberal factions, the PP had for many years been the only purely liberal party represented in parliament
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HMS Endurance
Two Royal Navy ships have been called HMS ENDURANCE after Sir Ernest Shackleton\'s Endurance , the ship crushed in the ice of the Weddell Sea during his 1914–1915 Antarctic expedition. The ships' motto, Fortitudine Vincimus (By Endurance We Conquer), was Shackleton's family motto. * HMS Endurance (1967) , pennant number A171, served as the British Antarctic ice patrol vessel from 1967 to 1991. She was built in Denmark in 1956 as Anita Dan and purchased by the Royal Navy in 1967. * HMS Endurance (A171) , was a class 1A1 icebreaker which was in service between 1991 and 2008 as the replacement for the first HMS Endurance. She was built in Norway in 1990 as Polar Circle and leased by the Royal Navy in 1991, then purchased and renamed in 1992. She was scrapped in Turkey in 2016.REFERENCES * Colledge, J. J. ; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8
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South African Bureau Of State Security
The SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU FOR STATE SECURITY (incorrectly given the abbreviation B.O.S.S. by journalists, Afrikaans : Buro vir Staatsveiligheid) was established in 1969 and replaced by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in 1980. The Bureau's job was to monitor national security. It was headed by Hendrik van den Bergh . The Bureau is perhaps most infamous for its involvement in the Information Scandal or Muldergate Scandal , when South African Government funds were used to establish a pro-National Party English language newspaper, The Citizen . This scandal was the main reason for its replacement in 1980
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James Prior
JAMES MICHAEL LEATHES PRIOR, BARON PRIOR, PC (11 October 1927 – 12 December 2016), usually known as JIM PRIOR, was a British Conservative politician. A member of parliament from 1959 to 1987, he represented the Suffolk constituency of Lowestoft until 1983 and then the renamed constituency of Waveney from 1983 to 1987, when he stood down from the House of Commons and was made a life peer . He served in two Conservative Cabinets, and outside parliament was Chairman of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2004. Under Edward Heath , Prior was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1970 to 1972, then Leader of the House of Commons until Heath lost the election of 1974. His party returned to office under Margaret Thatcher in 1979, and Prior was Secretary of State for Employment from 1979 to 1981, disagreeing with some of her views on trade unions and her monetarist economic policies generally
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Edgar Graham
EDGAR SAMUEL DAVID GRAHAM, MPA, BL (1954 – 7 December 1983), was an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) politician and academic from Northern Ireland . He was perceived as a rising star of both legal studies and Unionism until he was killed on 7 December 1983 by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Death * 3 Repercussions * 4 References * 5 External links * 6 Bibliography CAREERA graduate of the Queen\'s University of Belfast in 1976 and working on a Doctorate for the University of Oxford , Edgar Graham was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland . He became a member of the Queen\'s University Belfast law faculty (from 1979), lecturing in public law, and was a law faculty colleague of David Trimble . A former Chairman of the Ulster Young Unionist Council , Graham was widely seen as a possible future leader of the UUP. A member of the Ulster Unionist Party since joining the Ballymena branch at the age of 14 he progressed through the party
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Falklands War
British victory * Status quo ante bellum in South Georgia and the Falklands * Argentine occupation of Southern Thule ended * Relations severed until 1989 * Argentine military government replaced with democratic government in October 1983 BELLIGERENTS United Kingdom
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Alistair McAlpine
ROBERT ALISTAIR MCALPINE, BARON MCALPINE OF WEST GREEN (14 May 1942 – 17 January 2014) was a British businessman, politician and author who was an advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher . McAlpine was descended from the McAlpine baronets who made their fortune in the construction industry. McAlpine held a variety of jobs before becoming prominent in British politics in the 1980s as the treasurer and a major fundraiser of the Conservative Party. A close ally of Thatcher, McAlpine did not support her successor as Prime Minister John Major , and later joined James Goldsmith 's Referendum Party . McAlpine later rejoined the Conservatives but resigned his seat in the House of Lords . Outside politics McAlpine was prominent in a variety of business developments in Australia as well as being an art collector and memoirist
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Solidarity
SOLIDARITY is unity (as of a group or class) which produces or is based on unities of interests, objectives, standards, and sympathies. It refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as one. The term is generally employed in sociology and the other social sciences as well as in philosophy or in Catholic social teaching . In addition, solidarity is a core concept in Christian democracy political ideology. What forms the basis of solidarity varies between societies. In simple societies it may be mainly based on kinship and shared values. In more complex societies there are various theories as to what contributes to a sense of social solidarity. Solidarity
Solidarity
is also one of six principles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and December 20 of each year is International Human Solidarity
Solidarity
Day recognized as an international observance
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Cecil Parkinson
CECIL EDWARD PARKINSON, BARON PARKINSON, PC (1 September 1931 – 22 January 2016) was a British Conservative politician and cabinet minister. A chartered accountant by training, he entered Parliament in 1970 and was appointed a minister in Margaret Thatcher\'s first government in 1979. He successfully managed the Conservative Party's 1983 election campaign, and was rewarded with an appointment as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry , but was forced to resign after revelations that his former secretary, Sara Keays , was pregnant with his child, which she later bore and named Flora Keays. Parkinson subsequently served as Secretary of State for Energy, and later Transport. He resigned that office in 1990, on the same day that Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister . He was created BARON PARKINSON in 1992 and served in the House of Lords
House of Lords
until his retirement in September 2015
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Harvey Proctor
KEITH HARVEY PROCTOR (born 16 January 1947) is a former British Conservative Member of Parliament. A member of the Monday Club , he represented Basildon from 1979 to 1983 and Billericay from 1983 to 1987. Proctor became embroiled in a scandal involving sex workers which ended his parliamentary career. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 In parliament * 3 Resignation and trial * 4 Shirtmaker * 5 Operation Midland investigation * 6 Publications * 7 References EARLY LIFE AND CAREERProctor's father Albert was a master baker. Harvey Proctor himself was born in Pontefract in West Yorkshire , going to the Scarborough High School for Boys and then the University of York where he read History. He had joined the Young Conservatives at the age of 14 in 1961 and was chairman of York University Conservative Association in 1967–1969
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Gerald Howarth
SIR JAMES GERALD DOUGLAS HOWARTH (born 12 September 1947), known as GERALD HOWARTH, is a British Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aldershot from 1997 until 2017 , having been the MP for Cannock and Burntwood from 1983 to 1992. He was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
at the Ministry of Defence as Minister for International Security Strategy from May 2010 to September 2012 and is chairman of Conservative Way Forward . He stood down at the 2017 general election
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Queen's University Belfast Students' Union
QUEEN\'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST STUDENTS\' UNION (QUBSU) is the official representative body for students at Queen\'s University Belfast . Membership in the Union is automatic and currently totals 24,560, making it one of the largest Unions on the island of Ireland, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. The Students' Union derives its existence and authority from the University's Statutes, and so is not entirely independent of it, and must have amendments to its constitution approved by the University Senate. It aims to represent students' interests both with the University and the wider community, to create a sense of student spirit and provide services that aid the students during their time at the University. The Students' Union can trace its origins to the nineteenth century, and has been based on University Road, directly opposite the University's main 'Lanyon Building ', since the 1960s
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Socialist Workers Party (UK)
The SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY (SWP) is a far-left political party in Britain. Founded as the Socialist Review Group by supporters of Tony Cliff in 1950, it became the International Socialists in 1962 and the SWP in 1977. The party considers itself to be Trotskyist . Cliff and his followers criticised the Soviet Union and its satellites, calling them "state capitalist " rather than socialist countries. Over the decades, the SWP has founded several front (in Trotskyist terms, a united front ) organisations which have sought to exert direct influence over issues of interest to the wider left, such as the Anti-Nazi League in the late 1970s (now Unite Against Fascism ) and from 2001, the Stop the War Coalition . It also formed an alliance with George Galloway and Respect ; this alignment's eventual dissolution in 2007 caused an internal crisis in the SWP
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Social Democratic Party (UK)
The SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (SDP) was a centrist political party in the United Kingdom . The SDP was founded on 26 March 1981 by four senior Labour Party moderates, dubbed the "Gang of Four": Roy Jenkins , David Owen , Bill Rodgers and Shirley Williams
Shirley Williams
, who issued the Limehouse Declaration . Owen and Rodgers were sitting Labour Members of Parliament (MPs); Jenkins had left Parliament in 1977 to serve as President of the European Commission
European Commission
, while Williams had lost her seat in the 1979 general election . The four left the Labour Party as a result of the January 1981 Wembley conference which committed the party to unilateral nuclear disarmament and withdrawal from the European Economic Community
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Gordon James Oakes
GORDON JAMES OAKES (22 June 1931 – 15 August 2005) was a British Labour Party politician. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Parliamentary career * 3 Death * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEOakes was educated at Wade Deacon grammar school , Widnes and at Liverpool University . A solicitor by profession, he became a councillor on Widnes Borough Council in 1952, serving as Mayor in 1964. PARLIAMENTARY CAREEROakes unsuccessfully contested Bebington in 1959 and Manchester Moss Side at a 1961 by-election . He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton West from 1964 to 1970 , when he was beaten by the Conservative Robert Redmond by 1,244 votes. He was re-elected for Widnes from a 1971 by-election until 1983, and for Halton from 1983 until 1997 . Oakes served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary from 1966, and in the government of Harold Wilson as a junior minister and as a Minister of State under James Callaghan
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