It seems that Edward Heath will not be with us much longer. It seems that in his long feud with Margaret Thatcher he is the one who has lost the final battle. And today's Conservative party is a far cry from the one that Heath led - now it stands for economic stability, democratic government, a sovereign nation, empowering the individual and standing up to extremist infiltrators who seek to bring down the government of the country.
There seem very few people who seek to defend the Heath government - about the only "achievement" anyone remembers is that of taking us into the "Common Market" (in the days when it was about enhancing trade). Otherwise governments since 1974 have for the most part sought to avoid a repeat of those dark days. The obituary writers and commentators will have difficulty placing Heath's legacy.