Denis Healey: “his grandfather was a Catholic Fenian tailor in Belfast from whom he inherited his bellicosity…”

Before this one fades from the memory of the internet, here’s a mash up of the Daily Telegraph’s obit for Denis Winston Healey by my good friend and some time professional collaborator, John Pollock on Facebook: The abiding memory of Healey as Defence Secretary was him standing with his back to the fire, the umpteenth gin in his hand, arguing points of strategy with the generals…Against Mrs Thatcher – whom he christened “Rhoda the Rhino” – and Sir Geoffrey Howe …

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