Alan Clark

7 Aug 2013 09:27:27

Bongo-Bongo land revisited. From Alan Clark's diaries.

By Paul Goodman
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Margaret Thatcher summons Clark to appoint him Minister for Trade:

"She said someone (I wonder who [1]) had said that I would be unacceptable to, e.g., the Nigerians because of (conveyed but not said) my remarks about Bongo-Bongo land. 'But of course you will be perfectly acceptable, won't you?

[1] On his own subsequent (that evening) admission, it was Douglas Hurd."