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The rottweiler: Neil Parish

By Patricia Kelly  -  19.04.2007 / 00:00 CET
If Neil Parish has enemies then they are well hidden. There is an anonymous comment posted on a Conservative party website blog that his recent selection as a prospective candidate for the UK national parliament is a “real triumph for mediocrity”, but that has the whiff of sour grapes about it. By the time the UK general election is held, Parish will have served more than ten years in the European Parliament, one of three Conservatives representing south-west England. And while there may be an element of resentment born of jealousy from those who begrudge his success, political friends and foes alike recognise that he has worked extremely hard to get where he is.
 

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