46 Facts About Michael Howard

1. Michael Howard compared the post-Brexit situation of Gibraltar's disputed sovereignty with Spain with the resolution of a similar issue by the Falklands War in 1982.

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2. Michael Howard was introduced to the Chamber by past colleague Norman Lamont.

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3. Michael Howard retained his cabinet post under John Major and campaigned against trade union power during the 1992 general election campaign.

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4. Michael Howard continued his career at the Bar, becoming a practising Queen's Counsel in 1982.

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5. Michael Howard was one of a cluster of Conservative students at Cambridge University around this time, sometimes referred to as the "Cambridge Mafia", many of whom held high government office under Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

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6. Michael Howard was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1962.

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7. Michael Howard obtained eight O-levels, and A-levels, gaining a place at Peterhouse at Cambridge University.

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8. Michael Howard became a Member of Parliament in the 1983 General Election, representing the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe.

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9. Michael Howard previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State for the Environment and Home Secretary.

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10. Michael Howard was born in the Welsh mining village of Gorseinon, Carmarthenshire, on July 7th 1941.

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11. Michael Howard has claimed that he could not recall the name "Baybasin".

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12. Michael Howard is a British politician who was Leader of the Conservative Party.

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13. Michael Howard was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1977 Birthday Honours and a Knight Bachelor in the 1986 Birthday Honours.

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14. Michael Howard joined the British Army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Coldstream Guards on 4 December 1942.

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15. Michael Howard was born on 29 November 1922 in the village of Ashmore in Dorset.

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16. Michael Howard has been described in the Financial Times as "Britain's greatest living historian".

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17. On July 1, 2014, Michael Howard became the first woman promoted to the rank of four-star admiral in the US Navy.

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18. Michael Howard was born into a military family—her father served as a master sergeant in the US Air Force—and by the time she was 12 years old, she had started thinking about embarking on a career in the military.

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19. In 1985 Michael Howard joined Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government as a junior minister at the Department of Trade and Industry.

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20. Michael Howard sat out Monday's practice and seems unlikely to play Stay tuned for updates on tonight's game.

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21. Michael Howard was in obvious discomfort during the first half and Crawford will sign with Alba Berlin of Germany for the remainder of the season, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.

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22. Michael Howard spent over 65 years with the love of his life, Jean.

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23. Michael Howard owned and operated Varysburg Agway and Embt Maple for many years.

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24. Michael Howard was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Gertrude; sister, Joanne; brothers, George, Ray, Albert, and Richard.

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25. Michael Howard incorporates both for this memorial piece for Sandor Petofi.

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26. Michael Howard includes a rather shabby work, the Buelow-Marsch of 1883, in its first draft.

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27. Michael Howard plays the first, revised version of La lugubre gondola, a sad, parlando-laden recollection of the Venice which would soon claim the life of Richard Wagner in 1883.

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28. Michael Howard is a keen supporter of the hospice movement and chairman of Hospice UK.

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29. Michael Howard was appointed a Companion of Honour in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

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30. On 23 October 2006, Michael Howard said that he had voluntarily been questioned as a potential witness concerning the "Cash for Honours" investigation surrounding fundraising and the 2005 election campaign.

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31. On 19 June 2006 it was reported that Michael Howard would become chairman of Diligence Europe, a private intelligence and risk assessment company founded by former CIA and MI5 members.

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32. Michael Howard announced on 17 March 2006 that he would stand down as MP for Folkestone and Hythe at the 2010 general election.

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33. Michael Howard stood down as leader in December 2005 and was replaced by David Cameron.

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34. Michael Howard returned briefly to Newsnight on Jeremy Paxman's final episode on 18 June 2014 for a cameo.

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35. Michael Howard was part of discussions for British Airways to re-begin flights to Pakistan in 2003, this was until their final departure in 2008 the only European airline serving the nation.

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36. Michael Howard served as Shadow Foreign Secretary for the next two years but retired from the Shadow Cabinet in 1999, though remaining an MP.

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37. Michael Howard came in last out of five candidates with the support of only 23 MPs in the first round of polling for the leadership election.

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38. Michael Howard stood but his campaign was marred by attacks on his record as Home Secretary.

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39. Michael Howard repeatedly clashed with judges and prison reformers as he sought to clamp down on crime through a series of 'tough' measures, such as reducing the right to silence of defendants in their police interviews and at their trials as part of 1994's Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.

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40. Michael Howard gained quick promotion, becoming Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry in 1985 with responsibility for regulating the financial dealings of the City of London.

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41. In June 1982, Michael Howard was selected to contest the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe in Kent after the sitting Conservative MP, Sir Albert Costain, decided to retire.

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42. In the 1970s, Michael Howard was a leading advocate of British membership of the Common Market and served on the board of the cross-party Britain in Europe group.

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43. In the late 1960s Michael Howard gained promotion within the Bow Group, becoming Chairman in April 1970.

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44. Michael Howard was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1964 and specialised in employment and planning law.

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45. Michael Howard passed his eleven-plus exam in 1952 and then attended Llanelli Boys' Grammar School.

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46. Michael Howard is on track to return for Friday's game against Oklahoma City, Michael Pina of Vice Sports reports.

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