Douglas Hurd

Douglas Hurd is a British Conservative politician and novelist.

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Douglas Hurd on Thatcher: Working alongside a political titan

Thatcher did nothing to discourage the myth that she was constantly interfering

Where did all the pro-European Tories go? And is Michael Heseltine's report the way ahead?

The former Minister for Europe and Home and Foreign Secretary recalls the Tory wars over Europe in the 1990s - and endorses Barack Obama ahead of next week's election

Podium Douglas Hurd: The Government must cure our `sick nicks'

From the Bourne Trust Memorial Lecture, delivered by the former Home Secretary and Chair of the Prison Reform Trust

Podium: America needs its European ally

From the Churchill Lecture given by the former Foreign Secretary to the English Speaking Union

Travel: Yes, I trust these men to sell me a Pyramid

The massacre in Luxor last year, in which 58 tourists died, was a disaster for Egypt's tourist industry. But, as Douglas Hurd writes, the impressive security that now surrounds some of the most glorious sights in the world should encourage people to visit them - and soon, before the Sphinx, the Pyramids and the Valleys of the Kings and the Queens are once more heaving with crowds of tourists

Comment: Just like the Book of Kings

Douglas Hurd argues that the world has a chance to bring cataclysmic conflicts to an end

Letter: Hong Kong: Hurd urges cross-party unity

Sir: In his article (13 May) Robin Cook criticises Chris Patten for failing to visit Peking to discuss his proposals for a more democratic Legislative Council (LegCo) before announcing them in October 1992. The calculation, claims Mr Cook, was that Peking would be "sucked along in the slipstream" and obliged to accept the arrangements as a fait accompli.
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