Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 12 August 2005
LAST WEEK, Gyles Brandreth gave an entertaining account of his first attempt to become a Conservative MP. Fresh out of university and bursting with his own brilliance, he bounded into the office of Tory Iain Macleod, only to receive this brusque but invaluable advice: "You're far too young. Go out – learn something, achieve something, and then come back in 10 years, not before."
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