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The donkeys

It was in 1965 that Conservative Party MPs were allowed to vote on their leader for the first time. Since then, there have been eight leadership contests. 202 more words

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EU History 63 - Geoffrey Howe and the downfall of Margaret Thatcher

The Bruges Speech set Margaret Thatcher apart from Geoffrey Howe, her pro-European Foreign Secretary. Her Ministers wanted the UK in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. Once we joined, Thatcher’s response to Jacques Delors increasing push for further Monetary Union led her to make a speech in Parliament that was the final straw for Howe. 1,455 more words

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Love Our NHS? Prove It With Your Vote In The EU Referendum, Part 3

The Remain campaign are going to tell lots of apocalyptic, scaremongering and false tales about how leaving the European Union would destroy the NHS. But that does not mean that Brexit campaigners should stoop to their level… 1,277 more words

UK Politics

Howzat for an Analogy?!

On Tuesday I went to the splendid and richly historic city of Oxford, a place with far too much to see and experience in just the one day. 561 more words

Speeches

VIP CSA Cover UPS – Macur Review/Waterhouse Report/Geoffrey Howe/Leon Brittan and Friends

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo 

This 1996 Sunday Times article directly contradicts Macur who said no Establishment figures were involved!

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo 

So she’s paid to protect the Establishment she’s a part of and doesn’t care two hoots about the truth. 2,828 more words

The Art of Oratory in the House of Commons

By Andrew Crines

The House of Commons represents one of the main arenas where our politicians seek to make a name for themselves. Be that in the… 1,104 more words

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28th November 1990. Decline and Fall.

Poll Tax riots and Geoffrey Howe’s resignation speech,  finally cost Margaret Thatcher her Premiership.

Thatcher at 40%, had the second lowest average approval of any post-war Prime Minister (PM) and she was always less popular than her Party.  354 more words

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