Archive for May, 2000

Michael Heseltine: A political jungle book

Michael Heseltine is hunched up on a sofa in the sunlit drawing room of his Belgravia house. He looks uncomfortable. “You’ll read that in the book. It’s all in the book,” he says for the fourth time, and runs his long fingers through his grey locks. His eyes are a frozen blue. He is wary of letting slip anything that could affect the serialisation of his forthcoming autobiography,

Michael Heseltine: A political jungle book

“The trees that were dying, that I took down, were planted in Georgian England. The trees I am planting now will survive for two more centuries. So there is a 400-year span of English history. It puts politics into perspective.” Michael Heseltine