British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.
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During a dinner scene, Labour MP for Bristol South East, Anthony Wedgewood-Benn (better known as "Tony Benn") is mentioned. Thorpe mentioned he knew him from his university days at Oxford. He describes him as a "Trot" and "a charming man". Benn was seen as being on the hard left of the Labour Party, and was a key proponent of democratic socialism. He once decribed as the most dangerous man in Britain by some parts of the British press during Labour's period in goverment in the 1970s; where Benn served as Secretary of State of Industry (1974-75) and was later moved to become Secretary of State for Energy (1975-79) under the premierships of both Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. In real-life, Benn predeceased Jeremy Thorpe by 9 months. See more
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