Harold Julian Amery, Baron Amery of Lustleigh, PC (27 March 1919 – 3 September 1996) was a prominent British politician of the Conservative Party, who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for 39 of the 42 years between 1950 and 1992. Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1960. Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. He was created a life peer upon his retirement from the House of Commons in 1992. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords For three decades, he was a leading figure in the Conservative Monday Club. The Conservative Monday Club (widely known as the Monday Club) is a British pressure-group "on the right-wing of the Conservative Party "
Amery's father was Leo Amery, the prominent British statesman and Conservative politician. Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery CH, PC ( 22 November 1873 – 16 September 1955) usually known as Leo
Julian's brother, John, was a dedicated Fascist, and was hanged for treason by the British government at the end of World War II for having gone to Germany, joined the Nazis, and organized the British Free Corps to fight alongside the Germans against the Soviet Union. John Amery ( 14 March, 1912 Chelsea, London &ndash 19 December, 1945) was an English Fascist In World War II, the British Free Corps (BFC or sometimes incorrectly referred to in the German form as Britisches Freikorps was a
Julian Amery was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Balliol College (ˈbeɪlɪəl founded in 1263 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. On 26 January 1950, he married Catherine Macmillan, a daughter of Harold Macmillan, though politically Amery was at odds with the elder Macmillan. (Maurice Harold Macmillan 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC (10 February 1894 &ndash 29 December 1986 was a British Conservative Politician Julian and Catherine had one son and three daughters. Julian was widowed in 1991.
Before World War II started, Amery was a war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War and later an attaché for the British Foreign Office in Belgrade. The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict in Spain that started after an attempted Coup d'état committed by parts of the army against the government of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, commonly called the Foreign Office or the FCO, is the British government department responsible for promoting Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. After the war began, he joined the RAF as a sergeant in 1940 then was commissioned and transferred to the British Army on the General List in 1941, reaching the rank of Captain. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. The General Service Corps ( GSC) is a corps of the British Army. He spent 1941-1942 in the eastern Mediterranean (the Middle East, Malta, Yugoslavia), and served as Liaison Officer to the Albanian Resistance Movement in 1944. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands See also Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian The following year, he went to China to work with General Carton de Wiart, then Prime Minister's Personal Representative to Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek. Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 - 5 June 1963 was a British Chiang Kai-shek ( POJ: Chiúⁿ Kài-se̍k Jyutping: zoeng2gaai3sek6 GCB ( October 31, 1887 &ndash
Amery won a Parliamentary seat in the first general election held after he returned to civilian life, in 1950. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Preston North, a seat he held until 1966. Preston North was a parliamentary Constituency in Lancashire, electing a Member of Parliament to the House of Commons until the 1983 General
While sitting for Preston North, Amery held a number of government offices, all in governments led by his father-in-law, now the Prime Minister. He began with two Under-Secretaryships of State: for War (1957-1958) and for the Colonies (1958-1960). He was then promoted to Secretary of State for Air (1960-1962), followed by a promotion to the Cabinet post of Minister of Aviation (1962-1964). The Secretary of State for Air was a cabinet level British position in charge of the Air Ministry. Ministry of Aviation was a department of the United Kingdom government established in 1959.
Amery lost his seat in 1966, but was elected again in 1969 for Brighton Pavilion, a seat he would hold until 1992, when he retired and was created a life peer as Baron Amery of Lustleigh, of Preston in the County of Lancashire and of Brighton in the County of East Sussex. Brighton Pavilion is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, life peers are created members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as Hereditary Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the
Under the Heath ministry, Amery held three sub-Cabinet posts: Minister for Public Works (1970-1972), Minister for Housing and Construction (1970-1972), and Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1972-1974). Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 &ndash 17 July 2005 often known as Ted Heath, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The First Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings was a Position within the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
For 30 years Julian Amery was an active member and later a Patron of the Conservative Monday Club, where he became friendly with General Sir Walter Walker, subsequently writing the foreword for Walker's anti-Soviet book, The Next Domino. The Conservative Monday Club (widely known as the Monday Club) is a British pressure-group "on the right-wing of the Conservative Party " General Sir Walter Colyear Walker KCB, CBE, DSO & bar PMN PSNB ( 11 November 1912 &ndash 12 August He had been Guest of Honour at the Club's Annual Dinner at the Cutlers' Hall, in 1963. In 1965, he wrote the foreword for Club activist Geoffrey Stewart-Smith's book, No Vision Here. (Dudley Geoffrey Stewart-Smith ( December 28, 1933 &ndash March 13, 2004) was a British Politician. On May Day 1970, he was one of the Club's principal speakers at their 'Law and Liberty' rally in Trafalgar Square, held in answer to the 'Stop the Seventy Tour' campaign, designed to stop the South African cricket tour. Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London it is a tourist attraction its trademark is Nelson's The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Julian Amery was the Monday Club's Guest-of-Honour at their Annual Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, London, in January 1974, and again at the dinner at the end of the Club's two-day Conference in Birmingham in March 1975. The Savoy Hotel is a five-star Hotel located on the Strand, in the City of Westminster in Central London that opened on August Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um
He was, for a time, in favour of entry to the European Common Market, and also of the nuclear deterrent, both causes of some discord between himself and his old friend Enoch Powell. Brigadier John Enoch Powell, MBE ( June 16 1912 &ndash February 8 1998) was a British Politician, He was, however, regarded by most as an Imperialist, and his father Leo noted at the time of the Suez crisis that "only Julian and Enoch Powell felt sufficiently strongly about the issue to go to the point of risking the government's existence". The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression, (أزمة السويس - العدوان الثلاثي Crise du canal de Suez מבצע קדש Kadesh
In 1963, Amery took charge of Quintin Hogg's (Lord Hailsham) campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party. Quintin Hogg may refer to Quintin Hogg (merchant (1845&ndash1903 English merchant and philanthropist Quintin Hogg Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. [cf. Heffer, 189; 324].
In early 1975, he took part in a House of Commons debate on the Trades Unions Congress's invitation to Alexander Shelepin, the former Soviet KGB Chief, to visit Britain. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords The Trades Union Congress (TUC is a national trade union centre, a federation of Trade unions in the United Kingdom, representing the majority of trade Alexander Nikolayevich Shelepin (Александр Николаевич Шелепин 18 August 1918, Voronezh - October 24, 1994 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 KGB ( Transliteration of "КГБ" is the Russian abbreviation of Committee for State Security ( Komityet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosty He stated that "more and more people are beginning to look upon the TUC as a Communist-penetrated show and this invitation must strengthen that view. "
According to Margaret Thatcher (in her 1995 memoirs The Path to Power), when Harold Wilson's Labour government proposed devolution for Scotland in 1976, "Julian Amery and Maurice Macmillan proved effective leaders of the anti-devolution Tory camp. Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 James Harold Wilson Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 &ndash 24 May 1995 was one of the most prominent British politicians Maurice Victor Macmillan Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden PC ( 27 January 1921 &ndash 10 March 1984) was a British Conservative "
Although he was Macmillan's son-in-law, he failed to defend him when Count Nikolai Tolstoy published The Minister and the Massacres in 1986, focusing the ultimate burden of blame sharply on Macmillan for the repatriation of anti-communists and old Russian émigrés to Stalin and certain death. Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Tolstoy-Miloslavsky (born 23 June 1935) is a prominent Russo-British Historian, author and parliamentary candidate Amery stated that the repatriations were "one of the few blots on Harold that I can think of".
"The prosperity of our people rests really on the oil in the Persian Gulf, the rubber and tin of Malaya, and the gold, copper and precious metals of South- and Central Africa. An oil is a substance that is in a viscous Liquid state ( "oily") at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer and is The Persian Gulf, in the Southwest Asian region is an extension of the The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu was a federation of 11 states formed on January 31 1948 from the nine Malay states and the British Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Copper (ˈkɒpɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol Cu (cuprum and Atomic number 29 Precious Metal is the eighteenth episode in the of the popular American Crime drama, which is set in Las Vegas, Nevada. Central Africa is a core Region of the African Continent often considered to include Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad As long as we have access to these; as long as we can realize the investments we have there; as long as we trade with this part of the world, we shall be prosperous. If the communists [or anyone else] were to take them over, we would lose the lot. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based Governments like Colonel Nasser's in Egypt are just as dangerous. Gamal Abdel Nasser (جمال عبد الناصر Gamāl ‘Abd an-Nāṣir; - January 15 1918 September 28 1970) was the second President This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. "
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