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Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell, (born 8 March 1930), is a British Conservative politician and novelist, who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major between 1979 and his retirement in 1995.
- Prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse.
- Hurd takes on prison reform trust (15 January 1997)
- We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.
- Speech in Berlin (18 April 2005)
- People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled 'politics'.