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Inexperienced son of a former prime minister makes good

Jason Kenney’s book report on William Pitt the Younger

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tweets about William Pitt the Younger.

Delivered the inaugural speech to the Albany Club’s William Pitt Society. Spoke on Pitt, Burke & the conservative conception of Parliament.

In preparation for tonight’s speech, I finally got around to reading @WilliamJHague‘s masterful 2004 biography, “William Pitt the Younger.”

1/ Prime Minister at age 24, Pitt governed for 19 years, effectively founded the Conservative Party; modernized Britain’s public finances;

2/ massively strengthened Royal Navy, leading to victory at Trafalgar; was ahead of his time on abolition of slavery & Parliamentary reform;

3/ led the fight against French Jacobinism; and was a man of unimpeachable integrity. A remarkable leader in every respect.

Here is the Wikipedia guide to William Pitt. And here is the Guardian’s review of Mr. Hague’s biography.