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Saturday, March 11, 2006
Lord Tarzan
Today's Guardian has a profile of Michael Heseltine, back in the public eye as he heads up Cameron's new urban task force. He mentions the Docklands and the nascence of the Thames Gateway, as well as walking Liverpool during the Toxteth riots. The profile makes him a man from another time, talking of 'noblesse oblige' and reclining on antique sofas surrounded by Quinlan Terry-designed bookshelves. A long way from the bogey figure he once was - but I'm sure we shouldn't be swayed by the image of the ageing, 'elegant' millionaire. It'll be interesting to see his ideas after ten years of Labour policies that have adopted the concepts that he created, taking the idea of public-private partnerships in urban renewal to the heart of their agenda.


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