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Has he got a particular grudge against the Tories? Judging by his book subjects, Jeffrey Archer, Michael Heseltine, Michael Howard, it appears he may have. If so, isn't this worrying in the light of the fact that he is taking over from Martha Kearney as Newsnight political editor? 220.127.116.11 21:37, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
- Writing a book about someone doesn't mean you have a grudge against them Tomgreeny 22:14, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
- Don't forget the earlier books about Militant and Scargill. Plus the fact that the Tories were in power until Blair in 1996. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:37, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
- Wikipedia is like the BBC, see Wikipedia:No original research which states "Wikipedia is not the place to publish your own opinions". Just because large numbers of people suspect a political agenda, it doesn't make it a fact until someone really important, like the BBC Head of Human Resources, says it is. Yungatheart (talk) 05:55, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
By the way, was this article cribbed from the biography on allexperts.com (type in Michael Crick into a search engine - I used Yahoo) or was it the other way round? Surely these articles should be written by somebody with knowledge of their own? 22.214.171.124 21:41, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
As Labour candidate for Bootle?
I've removed the claim that Crick was put forward as the potential Labour candidate for Bootle. The sitting MP for Bootle, Simon Mahon, announced his retirement during the 1974-79 Parliament, but at this time the minimum age for a Member of Parliament was 21. Crick was not 21 until May 1979, after the 1979 general election, so he would have been under-age had he been selected. Bootle did not fall vacant again until 1990 when Crick was well into his journalistic career. Sam Blacketer (talk) 22:44, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
- Well the suggestion is that Labour offered him the opportunity to be their candidate, not that he took the job or won the seat. Even if the offer was a mistake due to his apparent ineligibility, then that still doesn't have any bearing on whether it actually happened or not. I'm sure plenty of people in politics have sought or been offered positions for which they've been ineligible (and I expect a few even gained those positions too).--Shakehandsman (talk) 02:10, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
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