Let the People Decide: The Autobiography of Dennis Canavan

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Birlinn, 2009 - Great Britain - 326 pages
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"Throughout his 33-year political career as an MP and MSP, Dennis Canavan was widely regarded as one of the most colourful politicians at both Westminister and Holyrood. His achievements as an MP include his attempt in 1975 to introduce a bill which led to the abolition of corporal punishment in schools, and he also gained recognition for strongly opposing the Blair Government's proposals to cut benefits for single parent families, abolish student grants and introduction tuition fees. As an MSP he brought in a bill to make St. Andrew's Day a national holiday and he successfully introduced amendments to the landmark right-to-roam legislation which have extended access to the Queen's estates." "In this autobiography he traces his Scotish Irish roots, his socialist up bringing in a Fife mining community, his love of sport, particularly football - and his experience as a trainer priest in a Catholic seminary. He also describes his struggle against sectarianism to get elected as a --

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