Geoffrey Howe

Thatcher's Deputy, Who Triggered Her Downfall, Dies Aged 88

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Politics

Former chancellor Lord Geoffrey Howe, who was the Iron Lady's deputy but ultimately triggered her downfall, has died. The Tory grandee was Margare...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Swivel-Eyed Loons Edition

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 19 May 2013... 1) SWIVEL-EYED LOONS, EH? How many references to 'swivel-eyed loons' can you count on ...

'100 Years After Her Death, She Would Hope And Expect To Still Have Enemies'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Geoffrey Howe, the former Tory minister whose resignation speech is credited for hastening the downfall of Margaret Thatcher, has compared the recentl...

The Thatcher Files: New Documents Reveal Falklands Fears

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

Newly released secret documents have given key insights into decision-making of Margaret Thatcher's government, over the Falklands War, Libya, the Col...

Dave and George's Lost Weekend

Stefan Stern | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Stefan Stern

I know why George Osborne has called for a "relentless focus" on the UK economy. It's because it keeps getting smaller. If you don't look hard soon you might not be able to see anything at all. But a flat-lining (and worse) economy is not really a joking matter. The 0.7 per cent fall in second quarter GDP was the sort of shock that no-one finds funny.

Remember, the Clocks Have Gone Back. It's now 1990

Antony Timlin | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Politics
Antony Timlin

As we enter November, we reach the 21st anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's resignation as prime minister. Despite the melodrama of more recent political events, it's hard to imagine what Westminster must have been like in the three weeks between Geoffrey Howe quitting the cabinet and Thatcher leaving office. Or is it?