If it falls to me to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusting shield of British fair play, so be it.
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|Birth:||30th August, 1942|
Jonathan William Patrick Aitken was born in Dublin, Ireland. He is an Irish politician. He is a former Conservative Member of Parliament for Thanet East from 1974-1983, and for South Thanet from 1983-1997. He served as Minister for Defence Procurement from 1992-1994. He was also a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. He was convicted of perjury in 1999 and received an 18-months prison sentence, of which he served seven months. He attended Eton College and read law at Christ Church, Oxford. He served as a war correspondent during the 1960s in Vietnam and Biafra. He was also a journalist at Yorkshire Television from 1968 to 1970, presenting the regional news show Calendar. He has written several books include: The young meteors, Nixon, a life (biography), Pride And Perjury (autobiography), Porridge And Passion, Charles W. Colson (biography), Prayers for people under pressure, Nazarbayev and the Making of Kazakhstan (biography), and Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality (biography).
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