I was delighted to hear Norman this morning on the radio turning out a pheasant dish to offer some variety to dinner. The seasoned campaigner is game for a different role in life, and good luck to him.
Norman was one of an important breed in the 1980s – a Conservative Trade Unionist. He had the sharpest political brain of any man in the Cabinet. He bravely championed the rights of individual trade unionists against their Union bosses.
His life and that of his wife was badly damaged by the Brighton bomb. An ungrateful country offered him no compensation for the injuries sustained in the public service.
I look forward to trying his recipes.