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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The extent of the undermining of the 800-year-old British constitution demonstrated in the charges (and covered by every national newspaper at the time) against Douglas Hurd and Francis Maude might still persuade today's Remainers that Leavers sought only to reestablish our nation, Parliament, democracy and constitution.
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.
Douglas Hurd, who was foreign secretary under former Conservative PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major, has described the delay as a "scandal".
Douglas Hurd, who was foreign secretary under former Conservative prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, has described the delay as a "scandal".
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.
The BBC presenter joined Channel 4's Faisal Islam to speak at the Hexham Book Festival yesterday, following former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd and Tory MP - and reality TV star - Nadine Dorries on Saturday.
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)
Politician] Douglas Hurd pointed out how clever she was at nudging conversations that were becoming tricky onto a different track with hardly anyone noticing," he said.
The former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, in collaboration with Edward Young, has written an eloquent and thoughtful survey of British foreign policy from the early nineteenth century until the late 1950s.