Talk:Gyles Brandreth

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Honours[edit]

Is it worth mentioning that he's an outspoken opponent of the honours system, if only so as to explain why (despite being - as a former parliamentary whip, as well as a noted author, broadcaster, etc.- an obvious candidate for an MBE at the very least) he doesn't hold any honours himself? --80.3.179.56 15:05, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

It might be worth mentioning, yes. It would be easy to refer to because of it being one of his successful choices on Room 101. Bob 21:16, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Jeremiah Brandreth[edit]

His relation to Jeremiah Brandreth is disputed - See my note on the Pentrich Rising talk page, based on correspondence with PHS. (Linuxlad wrote this in June 2006)

Later - I've tried to reinstate the claim as I think he has made it eg in Parliament, namely that Jerry Brandreth was a 'forebear'. It thus probably tells you more about the man than his genes! Linuxlad (talk) 19:44, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Brandreth's wife's alleged neighbours at St Anne's[edit]

It's highly unlikely that she shared a dormitory corridor (whatever one of those might be in the context of an Oxford college, much less St Anne's: Rayne and Wolfson were built in the mid-60s and, OK, I suppose do have corridors, but they are never referred to as dormitories and may not even have been open when Archer/Curry were there) with Anne Widdecombe as the former Tory minister was at LMH. pmcray 11:17, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

In on the joke[edit]

Brandreth has been married to Michele Brown since 1973. They met at Oxford University, when she was at St Anne's College, on a dormitory corridor with three other women: Mary Archer, Edwina Currie and Ann Widdecombe. He usually refers to Michele in public as "the first Mrs Brandreth", to confuse people who are not in on the joke.

What joke? I'm removing this, there's no citation and it's ridiculous to put an in-joke on Wikipedia. Wentomowameadow (talk) 01:26, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

friend of the Prince Philip?[edit]

Is Brandreth not a close friend of the Prince Philip? He's mentioned as such somewhere in the introduction or on the dustjacket of his dual biography of the Queen and the Duke. 74.69.11.229 (talk) 14:37, 14 October 2012 (UTC)