Lord Owen speaks out on constitutional issues involved in Yvette Cooper’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

Video of Lord Owen speaking in the House of Lords debate on Yvette Cooper’s European Union (Withdrawal) (No 5) Bill today (Thursday 04April 2019) and raising various constitutional issues: HouseOfLords 04–04-19

Read the text here: HoL 04.04.19 text


Lord Owen re-issues correspondence with PM on Britain’s EFTA option outside the EU.

As the House of Commons begins a series of indicative votes on the Brexit process beginning on 27 March, Lord Owen re-issues his long correspondence with the Prime Minister on the EFTA option for Britain outside the EU.

He believes that the Withdrawal Treaty must be ratified as soon as possible: also that there are ways in which the 27 Member States of the EU and the UK Government can …


This is no SDP rerun, but a younger socialist could still take Labour to power.

Lord Owen writing in The Sunday Times, 24 February 2019.

Read the full article here: Sunday Times article

Extracts:

“…Disowning the largest democratic vote in our history, and commitments made as recently as the 2017 general election to deliver in parliament the referendum result, is, to put it mildly, an odd basis for starting a new centre grouping intended to destroy the other two parties, as the Independent Group of …


We must face up to that withdrawal agreement over the next few weeks – and the sooner, the better.

Lord Owen’s speech in the House of Lords debate to take note of the outcome of negotiations with the European Union, 29 January 2016

View Lord Owen’s speech herehttps://youtu.be/wi0tYqjK9NA

Read the full text here: HL28.1.19

Extracts:

“I suggest that in the political declaration, we ask that if on 31 December 2020, the UK wishes, as a non-EU contracting party, to be a member of the European Economic Area, …


Lord Owen speaks in the House of Lords about establishing a UK-wide Constitutional Convention.

Lord Owen’s speech on 13 December 2018 in the Debate on the current constitutional challenges within the UK and the case for the establishment of a UK-wide Constitutional Convention to address issues of democratic accountability and devolution, particularly in England.

View the speech here: Constitutional Challenges

Read the text here: HL13.12.18