If some of my former colleagues are to be believed, I must be the first minister in history to have resigned because he was in full agreement with government policy.
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|Birth:||20th December, 1926|
|Death:||9th October, 2015|
Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe was born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, UK. He was a British Conservative politician and barrister. He was Margaret Thatcher's longest-serving Cabinet minister, successively holding the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary, and finally Leader of the House of Commons, Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council. He served on the Council of the Bar from 1957 to 1962, and was a council member of the pressure group JUSTICE. A high-earning barrister, he was made a QC in 1965.
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