"Conflict of Loyalty" is the life story of one of the most important
figures in British politics in the late 20th century. In a frontbench
career spanning twenty years, Geoffrey Howe served in the Cabinets of
Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher. Under the latter, he was
successively Chancellor, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister
during virtually the whole of her eleven years in power. In these
memoirs, he gives a revealing account of government at the highest level
during the 'triumph and tragedy' of the Thatcher premiership. He
explains how and why he lost confidence in Thatcher, writing candidly
about his dismissal as Foreign Secretary and resignation as Deputy PM.
Geoffrey Howe's resignation speech in November 1990 was the catalyst for
Thatcher's downfall. Here, he explains how and why he made the speech
which changed British politics for ever.