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Lord Carrington—style, wit and a touch of class

Thatcher's verdict rings true of this remarkable politician

By Sue Cameron   October 2018
Lord Carrington and Margaret Thatcher

Lord Carrington and Margaret Thatcher

Peter Carrington, old Etonian, hereditary peer and decorated war hero, was a man of laid-back charm and great diplomatic skill. A minister in every Conservative government from Churchill to Thatcher, he was at the centre of major events, from Bloody Sunday and the deal on Rhodesia heralding black majority rule, to the Falklands war, which led to his resignation. He died in July at the ripe age of 99.

As Christopher Lee’s biography Carrington: An Honourable Man makes clear, resignation…

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