Douglas Hurd


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Douglas Hurd

(ˌdʌɡləs ˈhɜːd)
n
(Education) informal Brit a third-class university degree. Often shortened to: Douglas
[C20: from rhyming slang, after Douglas Hurd (born 1930), British Conservative politician]
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We can reveal the Northern Ireland minister, son of Conservative Party grandee Douglas Hurd, appears with ex-wife Kim in a copy of the depraved financier's contacts published online.
Then-foreign secretary Douglas Hurd sent a "parting shot" to John Major upon leaving office outlining the need to remain within the European Union, new documents reveal.
Birthdays: Douglas Hurd, Gyles Brandreth and Cheryl Baker
Her resignation left Douglas Hurd and John Major as the challengers to Mr Heseltine, with Mr Major eventually elected to take over at No.10.
When I tried to explain this principle to Douglas Hurd just after he had signed the Maastricht Treaty he looked surprised and said "I had not thought of it like that".
Home Secretary Douglas Hurd created the unit amid alarm at a rise in "drunken mob violence" in the "shires".
DOUGLAS Hurd had to be walked around a Dublin park to shift a hangover the morning after his first ministerial meeting with his Irish counterparts.
John Major, Douglas Hurd and Michael Heseltine all announced they would be taking part in the Conservative party leadership contest and John Major succeeded her five days later.
ANSWERS: 1 Softwoods; 2 Douglas Hurd; 3 A title retained on an honorary basis; 4 The fourth Thursday in November; 5 The Flying Dutchman; 6 Bob Dylan; 7 Furlong; 8 The Bishop of London; 9 Chess; 10 American Psycho.
Nicholas Godfrey 'Tough and genuine' Owner-breeder Pam Smart Trainer Fulke Walwyn Jockey Stuart Shilston Festival wins 1982 Stayers' Hurdle, 1986 Stayers' Hurdle Other big wins 1982 Fernbank Hurdle, 1983 Long Walk Hurdle Ran 39 races over jumps, won 11 What you didn't know His owner-breeder was the mother-in-law of Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Margaret Thatcher What they said about him "Crimson Embers, fine horse that he is, is no world-beater" - Timeform (Chasers & Hurdlers 1985/86)