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The Lords test

Dear Lord Cranborne,

At the end of the summer recess you and I have rather different prospects to look forward to during the coming parliamentary year. You have to lead the overwhelmingly superior forces of Conservative peers in responsible opposition to a Labour government elected with an equally decisive majority in the Commons. I, as one of a handful of hereditary peers to take the Labour whip, will need to find a way of supporting the government against the huge forces that you can mobilise, at the same time as pursuing a full-time business career.


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