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Posts Tagged: Geoffrey Howe
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: the former Foreign Secretary declares that there is a better way to lead us through Brexit
Though not as devastating as Sir Geoffrey Howe’s resignation statement, this one still pointed the Government on a new course.
In the final instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors explore how errors in the current arrangements might be fixed.
Caroline Slocock says the first woman Prime Minister, whose downfall she witnessed, deserves the admiration rather than the contempt of feminists.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
They can wring their hands one day and ring the bells the next – or vice-versa. After all, they rejoiced when sterling joined the ERM. We know how that one ended.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
From Howe’s famous budget to the sacking of the Wets, a crucial few months proved to be deeply formative for Thatcher.
From eight weeks ago. “Young people should ensure that politics isn’t rumbling in the hands of antiques.”
“It’s rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain.”
Thatcher’s biographer captures the extreme precariousness of her position even as she confounded the Left and scored some of her greatest triumphs.
Special ConHome reader discount offer for “Dead Sheep” – a play about Geoffrey Howe, and the two women in his life
The author describes it as “a portrait of two types of marriage: Geoffrey and Elspeth’s on-going one of 62 years, and Geoffrey and Margaret’s political union of 18”.