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True Blues: Tory Movers and Shakers (Nicholas Boles; Caroline Spelman; Liam Fox; Adam Afriyie; Margot James; George Osborne)

1 portrait of George Osborne

True Blues: Tory Movers and Shakers (Nicholas Boles; Caroline Spelman; Liam Fox; Adam Afriyie; Margot James; George Osborne)

by Robert Wyatt
C-type colour print, 2005
13 1/8 in. x 16 7/8 in. (334 mm x 429 mm) image size
Given by Robert Wyatt, 2009
Photographs Collection
NPG x133103

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  • Adam Afriyie (1965-), Politician; MP for Windsor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Nicholas Boles (1965-), Politician; Minister of State for Skills and Entreprise. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Liam Fox (1961-), Politician; Secretary of State for Defence. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Margot James (1958-), Entrepreneur and Conservative politician; MP for Stourbridge. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • George Osborne (1971-), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Caroline Spelman (1958-), Politician; MP for Meriden and Chairman of the Conservative Party. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

London suffers its worst bomb attack since the Second World War when four devises are detonated during rush hour on public transport. Three of the bombs went off on tube trains, and one on a bus killing 56 people and injuring 700. A Leeds-based terror cell of British born or raised Islamic extremists committed the attacks.
John Sentamu becomes the first black Archbishop of the Church of England.

Art and science

As part of the international Make Poverty History campaign, ten Live 8 concerts are held simultaneously around the world to coincide with the meeting of the G8 and persuade the world's richest countries to 'drop the debt' owed by the world's poorest countries, increase aid to the world's poorest people and negotiate fairer international trade rules.


1,836 die in America as a result of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding. The hurricane was the most costly in US history and one of the most deadly. It caused the levees of Lake Pontchartrain to break, which flooded 80% of New Orleans. About one million people evacuated the city while 25,000 stayed behind, many taking refuge in the city's Superdome.

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