Edward Heath was clearly someone who had to content with a lot as Prime Minister in an era where the unions were not playing the role that they should do. He was someone who supported the welfare state, and although I don’t know a great deal about him, I was touched by this quote from the end of the BBC News obituary:
“What wounded him most was the sight of the party he loved rejecting the things he had believed in for a lifetime.”
For a party that desperately needs to get over Thatcher, there’s a lesson there.
OMG! The website of a book which outright loathes the welfare state publishes an article in the Daily Express saying that they don’t like Edward Heath very much?
I feel sort of, vindicated in what I said. Proved right – if you will….