Michael Howard

DEFENCE SPEECH BY MICHAEL HOWARD

By Michael Howard


1.         Introduction
 


It’s great to be with you today.
 


Earlier this morning I visited BAE Systems’ Warton factory.  I was hugely impressed, as anyone would be, by Warton’s world class technology and the evident pride of everyone working there. Read More »

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BRITAIN IN THE WORLD TODAY

By Michael Howard

Introduction
At the start of this new century, the world was rocked by the terrible events of 9/11. They ushered in a new age in foreign policy which will continue for many years to come. On that day international terrorism became the greatest threat to our way of life.

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The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP, AP Chairman, gave a speech to the British American Business Inc dinner in New York

Michael Howard» The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP, AP Chairman, gave a speech to the British American Business Inc dinner in New York in September 2003.

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Like all relationships, the one between Europe and the US needs constant attention

By Michael Howard

When was the last time relations between the US and its European allies were so fractious? Things seem to have got to the point where the very word “allies” may no longer be appropriate. With every new day some new issue seems to surface as a fresh source of division and dissent. Just as you think things can’t possibly get worse, they do. Read More »

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British-US Relations

By Michael Howard

Mr. Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe): I am grateful for this opportunity to speak. I do so from the Back Benches; the policy of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition will be explained in some detail by my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Duncan). I hope that there will not be too much divergence between what he and I say. I have been warned by my hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Randall), the Opposition Whip, who was present for the early stages of the sitting, that on no account should I make any spending commitment. Read More »

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Keep Britain competitive

By Michael Howard

Economic prospects are uncertain. The best insurance policy is a business-friendly environment.

We cannot yet quantify the cost to our economy of the events of September 11. But while they have added a new dimension to the uncertainty about prospects for the UK economy, those prospects were far from clear on September 10. Headline economic indicators may have painted a rosy picture but beneath the surface there were causes for concern. Read More »

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