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Donnelly, Desmond

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1920-1974) Indian-born politician, journalist and author, in the UK from 1928, Labour MP from 1950 until he resigned the Whip in 1968, having becoming increasingly right-wing in his views (he opposed the welfare state and advocated flogging). In his Near Future sf novel, The Nearing Storm (1968), the military is forced to take over Britain. Donnelly committed suicide at Heathrow. [JC]

Desmond Louis Donnelly

born Gohaingaon, Assam, India: 16 October 1920

died Heathrow Airport, near London: 4 April 1974

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