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Alan Duncan rants about ‘idiot’ parliamentary colleagues and Britain’s waning influence

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister Alan Duncan

William Collins, pp.512, 25

As a budding political apparatchik, my first job out of university was as a junior parliamentary assistant to Alan Duncan MP. Working for him was never taxing because it was never boring.

Nicknamed ‘Hunky Dunky’, he was well known in the Tory fraternity. Too young to be a grandee and too old to be a rising star, he occupied a special space in the parliamentary party, never part of a clique yet consistently present during his 27 years in parliament.

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