His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
Posts Tagged: Austen Chamberlain
She has expressed admiration for Joe, the ambitious social reformer and staunch unionist, but his sons have their own lessons to teach.
Caroline Squire: Joe Chamberlain. Inspiration to Theresa May, founder of a dynasty – and my great-great-grandfather
It was the closeness of the family in Joe’s era that led critics to calling them ‘the clique’ – a toast that we still make today in their honour.
It was not entirely clear at the time that it had created a new political structure that would last for generations – with the Conservatives as the leading party of the state.