Paul Nicolson is a wine merchant, a minister and a lifetime battler for people who struggle to fight for themselves against the unjust and powerful. He had some stories for the The Mint.
Paul’s family business sold Champagne. He went to public school and did his National Service with the Green Jackets – a “very posh” regiment where he received a commission. “We thought we were much posher than any of the other regiments. And we looked down on the Guards,” he declares.
So some years later, how and why did Paul Nicolson befriend and work alongside the Labour party’s then notorious left wing breakaway group Militant.
Well naturally that would be when Paul and a bunch of his chums made national news for refusing to pay their Poll tax Militant’s was the only offer of support they had .“They were the only people, literally the only people – not the Church, not the Conservative Party, not the Labour Party,” says Paul with an apparently undiminished disappointment.