Lord Owen interviewed by CNN on “the Road to Brexit”
“I do not want a world in which there is not an independent British voice.”
David Owen & David Ludlow
13 July 2017, £12.99, Paperback
Buy the book here: British foreign policy after Brexit
Access documents referenced in the book here:
An Interpretation of the European Economic Area Agreement, EEAA.
Extracts from Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties
At a …
Lord Owen, addressing the House of Lords Debate on the Queen’s Speech, Wednesday 28 June 2017.
Read Lord Owen’s full speech here: QueensSpeech28Jun17
Excerpts: “…Everybody accepts now – the term is ‘implementation period’ – that when we leave the EU, there will have to be a vehicle by which we continue the negotiations. It cannot be Article 50. I believe, and have made clear my view to the Government …
Opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph, 22 June 2017.
“Jim Callaghan guided his restless party through choppy political waters and this PM can do so too.”
“Minority government is a grind, with the Whips’ Office becoming more important that the great offices of state. From February 1974 to May 1979, I saw the inner workings of the last minority administration to survive more than a few months. Few of us …
Letter to The Times, June 20 2017.
‘Soft’ Brexit plan
Sir, Further to your report “Germany offers soft Brexit amid worries about coup at No 10” (June 19), the German suggestion is well meant but is not as favourable to the UK as being a non-EU contracting partner to the European Economic Area Agreement (EEAA) as we negotiate an EU-UK trade agreement. The proposed court would be joint EU-UK, ie. …
Paper presented to the Global Strategy Forum and Political Economy of Financial Markets, St Antony’s College, Oxford.
Wednesday 14 June 2017.
Lord Owen speaks out again on a different interpretation of the EEA Agreement. He considers why it could be used for the implementation period, the period the Prime Minister has discussed covering the transition from EU in March 2019 to the completion of a EU-UK trade agreement, avoiding any
The Question + Answer session following Lord Owen’s speech to the University of Oxford International Relations Society, Wednesday 17 May 2017.
View the Q+A session (approx 26 mins), courtesy Voices from Oxford.
Issues touched on include:
- The importance of accepting the result of the Brexit referendum
- Issues within the Labour party
- Post-Brexit challenges around offshore territories and fisheries, the risks of a ‘cliff edge’ in negotatitons and the need to