| BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal
, 78; Frank Field, MP, 77; Ruben Blades, actor, 71; Lorraine Chase, actress, 68; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 67; Michael Flatley, dancer, 61; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 55; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 53.
In a letter to Lord Wakeham, the Lord Privy Seal
, she said there was "now a mismatch between need and resources" and stated that when it came to Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) "Scotland with 9% of unemployment has 31% of expenditure and Wales with 5% of unemployment, 28% of expenditure".
Darkest Hour doesn't really delve into all this, offering trailer-ready quips (Winston in the loo, fielding a call from the Lord Privy Seal
: "Tell the Lord Privy Seal
that I am sealed in the privy!") and a Bluffer's Guide to politics: Churchill's famous comment on Clement Attlee -- "a sheep in sheep's clothing" -- gets an irrelevant mention while a conversation about King George VI talks of "his brother's marriage to Wallis Simpson", even though the characters in the movie (unlike the modern audience) obviously wouldn't need it spelled out like that.
The report reveals that most of the alleged victims were boys aged 11 to 15 and that the allegations date from 1961 - when Sir Edward was Lord Privy Seal
in the Macmillan government - to 1992, by which time he was in his 70s.
When the question of Greece joining was debated in the House of Commons in 1979, one of the senior Foreign Office ministers in Margaret Thatcher's first government, the Lord Privy Seal
, Sir Ian Gilmour, spoke approvingly of:"...the political significance of accession, the endorsement which it represents of Greece's democratic progress and of her decisive orientation towards Western Europe.
"Tell him I can only deal with one s*** at a time." WINSTON CHURCHILL on being disturbed in his toilet by a call from the Lord Privy Seal
Get a load of this old twaddle from Lord Privy Seal
Tina Stowell confirming John Bercow as Commons Speaker.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal
, 72; Lorraine Chase, actress, 62; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 61; Michael Flatley (pictured), dancer, 55; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 49; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 47.
Ms Stewart's job was as a "runner", passing infor mation between the Lord Privy Seal
's office and the press room.
It was named after Sir John Anderson, then Lord Privy Seal
with special responsibility for preparing air raid precautions immediately prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, and it was he who initiated the development of the shelter.
Double take: Actress Meryl Streep makes a convincing Margaret Thatcher What a bunch: The 1983 Conservative cabinet: top, standing, from left, Chief Whip John Wakeham, Agriculture Michael Jopling, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lord Cockfield, Employment Norman Tebbit, Lord Privy Seal
John Biffen, Wales Nicholas Edwards, Environment Patrick Jenkin, Social Services Norman Fowler, Trade Cecil Parkinson, Transport Tom King, Chief Secretary Peter Rees, Cabinet Secretary Robert Armstrong.