BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY AFTER BREXIT. An independent voice
Lord Owen served as British Foreign Secretary from 1977 to 1979, at the age of 38 the youngest person in over forty years to hold the post. In 1981, Owen was one of the “Gang of Four” who left the Labour Party to found the Social Democratic Party(SDP). Owen led the SDP from 1983 to 1987, and the continuing SDP from 1988 to 1990. He sat in the House of Lords as a crossbencher until March 2014, and now sits as an “independent social democrat”.
His latest book ‘British Foreign Policy After Brexit’ co-authored with David Ludlow is, perhaps surprisingly, a book written by two people from different generations who voted on opposite sides in the 2016 referendum. One a politician, the other a former diplomat, they both have significant business experience in world markets.
Lord Owen will be speaking for us of his life journey, career in politics and the dominating political issue now faced by the EU and UK – Brexit .
Lord David Owen, Sunday 19th November, 11.00 @ The Millpool Centre