Posts tagged Speeches

UK and the EU: why Britain may vote for Brexit

“We need to wake up. We are all of us being fooled in the EU, not just the UK: by Cameron over this short term fix and by Juncker and the Five Presidents. It is time to call both Cameron and Juncker’s bluff and in doing so restore some confidence to financial markets that Europe and the UK are getting their act together.

If either Cameron or Juncker fail to …

Lord Owen’s House of Lords speech on the report into EU relations with Russia. 24 March 2015

“All the members of the committee deserve to be congratulated on the report and on the tone that they have brought to this discussion…. We have to develop a much greater understanding of the complexity of the issues and we must do so fairly urgently….

“A great deal has been said about this whole issue of why Russia feels encircled. History shows us exactly the same: if you look to …

Lord Owen discusses the role of “diminished empathy and unbridled intuition” in Hubris Syndrome.

Speech by the Rt Hon Lord Owen to the Latest Advances in Psychiatry Symposium, Royal College Of Physicians, London. Delivered Thursday 12 March, 2015.

“I have become increasingly interested in two interlocking features that seem to be associated with Hubris Syndrome, namely diminished empathy and unbridled intuition.

“Neither are mentioned … (in) the 14 signs and symptoms of Hubris Syndrome which I developed with Professor Jonathan Davidson in our article …

Speech to The House of Lords debate on The Constitutional and Parliament Effect of Coalition Government


20 JANUARY 2011

My Lords, the circumstances in which this Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition came into existence need to be recalled. It was against a very serious financial crisis, a large structural fiscal deficit and a feeling in the country that, as a result of the negotiations, we had to have a Government which would, first, carry conviction in international markets-their first challenge, which …

Speech to the New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Society and Payne Whitney Clinic Psychiatry Grand Round



Download Speech here, includes footnotes/references.

I am well aware that it must be a manifestation of a hubristic trait to seek to define a new medical syndrome some forty years after I have ceased to practice clinical medicine! An article in BRAIN published in May 2009 which I wrote with Jonathan Davidson was entitled “Hubris Syndrome: An Acquired …