P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:52:05   LORD JOSEPH  OBITUARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Lord Joseph, who died aged 76, in hospital, was a philosopher politician who formulated Thatcherism. Baron Joseph — known as Sir Keith for most of his career — was perhaps closer to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher than anyone at Westminster. Mrs Thatcher became Tory leader after Joseph refused to stand in 1975. Thatcher had made it clear she would not under any circumstances fight him. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 LINCOLN TRAVEL SHOP SEE P256 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:53:03   LORD JOSEPH  OBITUARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Lord Joseph found that the day-to-day parliamentary activity of leadership was not to his liking. The courteous, reflective and calm Jewish Tory intellectual and Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, preferred to stay out of the limelight. But several times in his career he found his speeches misunderstood. His refined High Tory argrlfnts led to blazing headlines and controversy. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:51:01   LORD JOSEPH  OBITUARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Lord Jospeh's style often got him into trouble with the headline writers. In 1974, as Shadow Home Secretary, he made a speech interpreted as a call for more birth control among women in the lowest social classes. But, typically, Joseph said it had been the subject of gross misrepresentation. Throughout the storms, Joseph — seen as a "gift" by left-wingers — stayed cool, wondering what all the fuss was about. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:52:21   LORD JOSEPH  OBI(VARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Keith Jospeph quit the Government front bench in May 1986, saying he would not fight another general election. He said the Department of Education and Science needed a "fresh voice". Margaret Thatcher greeted the news with "a sad heart". She told him: "You more than anyone else were the architect who ... shaped the policies which led to victory in two elections." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:03:12   LORD JOSEPH  OBI(VARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Keith Joseph was launched into the top rank of politics only three years after entering Parliament in 1956. The MP for Leeds North East was made Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Three years later, after a spell as Minister of State at the Board of Trade, he become Housing Minister. From 1964 until 1970, he was shadow spokesman on social services and Wales. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:51:15   LORD JOSEPH  OBITUARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Joseph's talents soon caught the eye of Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath. He was made Secretary of State for Social Services but his spell in the post was not the happiest. Joseph backed the PM in a succession of U-turns on Government intervention as the dole queues lengthened. He later became Industry Secretary from May 1979 to September 1981 then moved to education under Thatcher. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:50:01   LORD JOSEPH  OBITTARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— Lord Joseph was born on January 17, 1918, and educated at Harrow and Magdalen College in Oxford, During World War Two he joined the Royal Artillery and was wounded in the Italian campaign. Afterwards he began studying building as part of an intended business career instead of pursuing a job in law. In 1944 he had succeeded his father, the first baronet. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec10 20:50:03   LORD JOSEPH  OBI TARY ——————————————————————  ——————————— After serving in World War Two and starting a business career, Lord Joseph married in 1951. His bride was wealthy American Miss Hellen Louise Guggenheimer from whom he parted in 1985, having had a son, Jalds Samuel Joseph and three daughters. Lord Joseph was co-founder and of the Foundation for Business Management. He was also an enthusiastic cricket fan and a member of the MCC. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Sad Thatcher pays tribute to Joseph 311 HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NEWS p326 Next page Politics News poll Letters