Jeremy Thorpe


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John Jeremy Thorpe (born 29 April 1929) is a British former politician who was leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976 and Member of Parliament (MP) for North Devon from 1959 to 1979. His political career was damaged when an acquaintance, Norman Scott, claimed to have had a love affair with Thorpe at a time when homosexual acts were illegal in Britain. Thorpe denied these claims and was ... more »

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  • ''Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.''
    Jeremy Thorpe (b. 1929), British Liberal politician. Remark, 1962. Quoted in D.E. Butler and Anthony King, The General Election of 1964, ch. 1 (1965)....
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