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Geoffrey Howe

(b. Glamorgan, 20 Dec. 1926) British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1979–83, Foreign Secretary 1983–9; Kt. 1970, Baron (life peer) 1992 Howe was born in Port Talbot in south Wales. ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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2021
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...Howe, Geoffrey (b. Port Talbot , 20 Dec. 1926 ; d. Idlicote, Warwickshire , 9 Oct. 2015 ) UK Chancellor of the Exchequer 1979–83 , Foreign Secretary 1983–9 Howe was born in Port Talbot in south Wales. His father was a solicitor who could afford to send his son to Winchester. Howe then went to Cambridge to read law. He was an early member of the Bow Group, which consisted of members of university Conservative associations, and was chairman in 1955 . He was a successful barrister before entering politics. Howe entered the House of Commons in ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0Geoffrey Geoffrey Howe 1926 – 2015 British Conservative politician It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find the moment that the first balls are bowled that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain. on the difficulties caused him as Foreign Secretary by Margaret Thatcher 's anti-European views resignation speech as Deputy Prime Minister, in the House of Commons, 13 November 1990 bats have been broken bats have been broken broken by the team ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
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Quotations
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126 words

...0Geoffrey Geoffrey Howe 1926 –   British Conservative politician . On Howe: see healey It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find, the moment the first balls are bowled, that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain. resignation speech which precipitated the fall of Margaret thatcher in the House of Commons, 13 November 1990 opening batsmen to the crease bats have been broken bats have been broken broken by the team captain The time has come for others to consider their own...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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154 words

...0Geoffrey Geoffrey Howe 1926 –   British Conservative politician , Foreign Secretary 1983–9; his resignation from Margaret thatcher 's government in 1990 precipitated her downfall . On Howe: see healey It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find the moment that the first balls are bowled that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain. on the difficulties caused him as Foreign Secretary by Margaret Thatcher's anti-European views resignation speech as Deputy Prime Minister, in the House of...

Geoffrey Howe

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
144 words

...0Geoffrey Geoffrey Howe 1926 – 2015 British Conservative politician . On Howe: see healey It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find the moment that the first balls are bowled that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain. on the difficulties caused him as Foreign Secretary by Margaret thatcher 's anti-European views resignation speech as Deputy Prime Minister, in the House of Commons, 13 November 1990 opening batsmen to the crease bats have been broken bats have been broken broken...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics
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784 words

..., Geoffrey (b. Glamorgan , 20 Dec. 1926 ; d. Idlicote, England , 9 Oct. 2015 ) British ; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1979–83 , Foreign Secretary 1983–9 ; Kt. 1970 , Baron (life peer) 1992 Howe was born in Port Talbot in south Wales. His father was a solicitor who could afford to send his son to Winchester. Howe then went to Cambridge to read law. He was an early member of the Bow Group, which consisted of members of university Conservative associations, and was chairman in 1955 . He was a successful barrister before entering politics. Howe...

Howe, Sir Geoffrey

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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56 words

..., Sir Geoffrey ( 1926 – ) British statesman , chancellor of the exchequer ( 1979–83 ), foreign secretary ( 1983–89 ), deputy prime minister and leader of the House of Commons ( 1989–90 ). A leading figure in the Conservative cabinet of Margaret Thatcher , Howe made a damning resignation speech after Thatcher had voiced her hostility to the euro...

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Andrew Sanders

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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162 words

..., Sir Geoffrey ( b. 1926 ) . Howe served in Heath ’s government ( 1970–4 ) first as solicitor-general and then as minister for trade and consumer affairs. When the Tories lost the 1974 elections he became opposition spokesman first for social services and then for the economy. In 1979 he became chancellor of the Exchequer under Mrs Thatcher , before moving to the Foreign Office after the 1983 election. However, his growing antagonism towards the prime minister over the exchange rate mechanism led her to remove him from that post in 1989 . He then...

Geoffrey Howe 1926–2015

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
48 words

...0Geoffrey999 Geoffrey Howe 1926–2015 Like being savaged by a dead sheep. on being criticized by Geoffrey Howe in the House of Commons Denis Healey 1917 – 2015 British Labour politician in the House of Commons, 14 June 1978 savaged by a dead sheep savaged by a dead ...

Geoffrey Howe

Geoffrey Howe  

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(b. Glamorgan, 20 Dec. 1926)British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1979–83, Foreign Secretary 1983–9; Kt. 1970, Baron (life peer) 1992 Howe was born in Port Talbot in south Wales. His father was a ...
Glorious First of June

Glorious First of June  

1794.An Anglo‐French naval battle fought some 400 miles out in the Atlantic from the Breton peninsula, which shelters the French naval base of Brest. Lord Howe's strategy was to watch Brest from ...
Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson  

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(b. London, 11 Mar. 1932)British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983–89; Baron (life peer) 1992 Educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a first in PPE, Lawson had a ...
Denis Healey

Denis Healey  

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(1917– )British politician, deputy leader of the Labour Party (1980–83). He was created a life peer in 1992.Healey served in the army in World War II and was then secretary of the International ...
Michael Heseltine

Michael Heseltine  

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(b. Swansea, 21 Mar. 1933)British; Secretary of State for Environment 1979–83, Defence 1983–6, Environment 1990–2, Trade and Industry 1992–5, Deputy Prime Minister and Lord Privy Seal 1995–7; Baron ...
nuclear energy

nuclear energy  

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All forms of energy released in the course of nuclear fission or nuclear transformation.
HMS Victory

HMS Victory  

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The fifth warship in the British Navy to bear this name, the first being the flagship of Sir John Hawkins during the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. She was laid down at Chatham in 1759 as a ...
Anjou

Anjou  

A former province of western France, on the Loire. It was an English possession from 1154, when it was inherited by Henry II as count of Anjou, until 1204, when it was lost to France by King John; it ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  

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(1841–1935)Eminently quotable realist (see legal realism) and US Supreme Court judge, who regularly dissented from the majority. He was noted for his colourful turn of phrase and common-sense ...
European Economic Community

European Economic Community  

The European common market set up in 1957 by the six member states of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC); i.e. Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands. At the ...
John Major

John Major  

(1943– )British Conservative politician; prime minister (1990–97).The son of a music-hall performer turned designer of garden ornaments, Major was born and brought up in south London. After the ...

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