In his 2014 book ‘The Health of the Nation: The NHS In Peril,’ Lord Owen explains why the fatally flawed structural changes made by both Labour and Conservative governments over the last 20 years before Covid-19 meant the NHS was very nearly unable to cope.
This book is now available free.
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“China’s disregard for international law under Xi presents a shared challenge.”
Lord Owen, writing in the online ForeignPolicy.com magazine, June 23, 2020, 4:30 PM
Read the original here: Britain Must Step Up on HK
The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration was the brainchild of two formidable political leaders, China’s Deng Xiaoping and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Since the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, the international treaty has generally worked …
Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed,
Though to walk near its crest was so pleasant;
But over its terrible edge there had slipped
A duke and full many a peasant.
So the people said something would have to be done,
But their projects did not at all tally;
Some said, “Put a fence ’round the edge of the cliff,”
Some, “An ambulance down in the valley.”
But the …
“Cross-party government worked in wartime—but this is not a war. Those clamouring for coalition should remember that.”
LORD OWEN, WRITING IN ‘PROSPECT’, 4 APRIL 2020
A coalition government is not the answer
“I am opposed to a coalition government.
“Labour under Attlee opposed a coalition when the war started in 1939, believing the time was not right under Chamberlain, and no one knew how long what became known as the …
Lord Owen writing in the Mail on Sunday, 20 October 2019.
Read the article here: 5 million Labour voters
The result of the 2016 referendum cannot be reversed – it must be honoured, The genie cannot be simply put back in the bottle as Remainers, including those who backed yesterday’s successful Letwin amendment, would like to believe.
There is an obligation on our politicians to complete our withdrawal by …
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 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. Any extension can only be …