Tuesday, November 17, 2009

80 Years of the CRD


The Conservative Research Department gave me my first job in 1990. Margaret Thatcher resigned less than three months after I joined. This was unrelated.

You can buy the book Tory Policy-Making: The Conservative Research Department 1929-2009 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tory-Policy-making-Conservative-Department-1929-2009/dp/1905116047. Last night was the book’s launch party at the Carlton Club, the nearest thing the Tory Party has to a spiritual home, and it was great to catch up with so many old and now distinguished friends.
Today is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Department. You can read about its achievements, and more infamous members, here: http://blog.conservatives.com/index.php/2009/11/17/celebrating-80-years-of-the-conservative-research-department/

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