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Wilson's turbulent final days in Downing St

Downing Street Diary: With Harold Wilson In No 10, by Bernard Donoughue, Jonathan Cape, €36.50.

25th June, 2005

Downing Street Diary: With Harold Wilson In No 10, by Bernard Donoughue, Jonathan Cape, €36.50.

In 1975, George Bush Senior, then director of the CIA, paid a courtesy visit to Harold Wilson in Downing Street. We don't know exactly what they talked about, but it seems to have left the future president feeling distinctly uncomfortable.

“Say, is that man crazy?” he was overheard to ask an aide afterwards. “He thinks there's bugs behind all the pictures!”...

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