[103], In December 2013, Tebbit suffered from a heart scare, praising the NHS for their quick and decisive action. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1981 to 1987 as Secretary of State for Employment (1981–1983), Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1983–1985), and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–1987). 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[61] His former seat of Chingford was aggregated in 1997 with Woodford Green in boundary changes and was held for the Conservative Party by his successor and protégé Iain Duncan Smith. The Professor of English at University College London, John Mullan, has written: "In Spitting Image and probably the middle-class imagination, Norman Tebbit was given an Essex drag on his vowels which he hardly possessed. In 1975, six men (the 'Ferrybridge Six') were dismissed from their jobs because of the introduction of a closed shop and were denied unemployment benefit. [1] Before her injury she worked as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. The attack on Churchill's statue is not", "Background & Overview of the Nazi Party (NSDAP)", "Nazism, socialism and the falsification of history", "Lord Tebbit: why I admire Clegg more than Cameron", "The NHS can be an elite force, as I know. How would it all work? In July 1954, at RAF Waterbeach near Cambridge, he had to escape from a burning Meteor 8 by breaking open the canopy, unknowingly fracturing two of his vertebrae in the accident. When he was made Lord Tebbit in 1992, he chose a polecat as one of the symbols on his coat of arms. The Old School, School Lane, Stratford St. Mary, Colchester, England, CO7 6LZ . 1 After her marriage, Margaret Elizabeth Daines was styled as Baroness Tebbit in 1992. We have been free and democratic longer than any other nation. [4], In August 2002, Tebbit called on the then leader of the Conservatives, Iain Duncan Smith, to "clear out" Conservative Central Office of "squabbling children" who were involved with infighting within the Party. [30], Thatcher disagreed and her biographer claims she was suspicious of Tebbit's motives. Tebbit wanted to stand, but never did. [3][4], She has been vice-president of the spinal cord injury charity Aspire. In 1984, Tebbit was injured in the Provisional Irish Republican Army's bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, where he was staying during the Conservative Party Conference. But if Ward and Grunwick are destroyed by the red fascists, then, as in 1938, we will have to ask, whose turn is it next? Tebbit persuaded Thatcher that ministers would state their objectives that they would achieve in the next three years; Saatchi & Saatchi would use these to design posters, leaflets, and brochures to be deployed as each minister finished their speech. He also warned it might mean a lesbian queen could give birth to a future monarch by artificial insemination and said that the legislation could allow him to marry his son to escape inheritance tax. Hawes said that he felt "absolutely no ill will" towards Tebbit for his comments and stated: "I have always admired the way in which Lord Tebbit has cared for his wife with such devotion following the Brighton bomb. [70] He named Mark MacGregor, a former leader of the Federation of Conservative Students which Tebbit disbanded for "loony Right libertarian politics", as one of them. So I am left there. Tebbit introduced the Employment Act 1982 which raised the level of compensation for those unfairly dismissed from a closed shop and prohibited closed shops unless 80% of relevant workers approved the arrangement in periodic ballots. He flew Avro Yorks, Argonauts, Britannias, DC7Cs and the Boeing 707. I agree that we don't want to leave the EU, but we've got to manipulate it and block every single advance we don't like. You can't rewrite it. You had to be up to speed on spherical trigonometry to get through it".[10]. As a result, Tebbit is often misquoted as having directly told the unemployed to "get on your bike", and he was popularly referred to as "Onyerbike" for some considerable time afterwards.

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