The wisdom of the hand that raised a potent Dry Martini
Delegating and refusing to take work home could be a template for the new Justice Minister, says John-Paul McCarthy
Our new Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, probably has more than enough to read at the moment, but she might well be advised to have a peek at John Campbell's fine new biography of Roy Jenkins.
Jenkins was probably the best British Home Secretary since the war, having amassed a stunning record of reform in that office between 1965-67.
Despite the fact that the Home Office was a lumbering bureaucratic Frankenstein, Jenkins seems scarcely to have broken a sweat there whether he was dealing with natural disasters, prison breaks or Soviet defectors.