Posts Published by Tim Benton

Let’s get (Brexit) wrapped up and negotiate intelligently and strongly. If any extension is required to finalise a Withdrawal Agreement, then let it be one the British Government asks for, not one imposed on it by the chicanery of the House of Commons.

Lord Owen speaking with Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRadio, Monday 14 October 2019. Listen to the full segment (approx 14’20”) here: TalkBackRadio show

“Let’s get this wrapped up and negotiate intelligently and strongly. If any extension is required to finalise a …

Following a Freedom of Information request from Ireland, Lord Owen is happy to make public a letter he sent in April to all 27 EU Heads of Government, President Donald Tusk and President Jean-Claude Junker. Lord Owen’s idea for helping to resolve the ‘Irish Backstop’ is as relevant now as then.

Following a Freedom of Information request from Ireland, Lord Owen is happy to make public a letter he sent in April to all 27 EU Heads of Government, President Donald Tusk and President Jean-Claude Junker. Lord Owen’s idea for helping …

Brexit is not the policy of any one political party and as a Brexiteer I welcome this long overdue shift towards delivering on the referendum decision and wish the Prime Minister and his team well on this.

Continued…As a social democrat I recognise this is a fundamentally Tory government and will continue to oppose a marketised NHS and argue for different social priorities.

Nevertheless I will seek to hold this government to pursuing as its first priority …

The UK has not gone through such an undemocratic period of governance for well over a century. We, the people, must ensure this deplorable and undemocratic process cannot continue.

Reacting to ‘Britain’s Brexit Crisis’ presented by Nick Robinson on BBC 1, Thursday 18 July 2019, Lord David Owen commented:

“There is one vital message to emerge from the BBC’s TV programme ‘Britain’s Brexit Crisis’ and it must be faced …