Pride and Perjury

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9780002740753: Pride and Perjury

In his own words for the first time, disgraced former Tory Cabinet MP Jonathan Aitken recounts his side of the story behind the most notorious sleaze, corruption and perjury scandal to rock Britain since the Profumo affair. In 1994 Jonathan Aitken was hotly tipped to succeed John Major as the next leader of the Conservative Party, but within a year, the only Cabinet Minister without 'a single enemy' was buried beneath accusations of pimping, arms dealing and corruption. The headlines screamed: AITKEN TRIED TO ARRANGE GIRLS FOR SAUDI FRIENDS NEW LIGHT ON WHO PAID FOR WHAT AT THE RITZ In Pride and Perjury he tells for the first time how he became the most vilified politician in Britain. Revealed in fascinating detail are: * His dealings with Cabinet colleagues * His relationship with the Suadi Royal Family * The full account of his stay at the Ritz * The dramatic events behid his failed libel action * His subsequent trial for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Jonathan Aitken's fall from grace was the greatest personal catastrophe for a public figure since the trials of Oscar Wilde. He faced a living hell of despair including bankruptcy, divorce and a prison sentence. This is the moving story of a fallen politician's penitence. It is also an inspiring message of hope and redemption. Jonathan Aitken found new purpose for the future after a surprise and remarkable encounter -- with God.

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Jonathan Aitken was a Fleet Street journalist in the 1960s. In 1974 he became a Conservative MP, and was appointed as Minister of State for Defence in 1992. He joined the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1994. His shock resignation came in 1995.

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One of the most amazing conversion stories I ve read in recent years has been that of Jonathan Aitken, the former Tory MP. Baptist Times

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