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Sir Leon Brittan, Rt. Hon. Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, PC (born September 25, 1939), is a barrister, a British politician, and a former Conservative Member of Parliament and former member of the European Commission. September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The legal profession in England and Wales is divided between solicitors and barristers. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive of the European Union. ...


Educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and then Trinity College, Cambridge (where he was President of the Cambridge Union Society), he started his career as a lawyer. After unsuccessfully contesting the constituency of North Kensington in 1966 and 1970, he was elected to parliament in the general election of February 1974, and became an opposition spokesman in 1976. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1978. Between 1979 and 1981 he was Minister of State at the Home Office, and then was made Chief Secretary to the Treasury, a Cabinet position. At the 1983 election he changed his seat to Richmond, Yorkshire. He was Home Secretary from 1983 to 1985, and was then moved to Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. He resigned over the Westland affair. The Haberdashers Askes School is a British Independent School in Elstree, near Borehamwood, in the county of Hertfordshire. ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College Christ Church Master Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... The coat of arms for the Cambridge Union Society, which shares much in common with the coat of arms for the University of Cambridge. ... Kensington is an area to the west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Queens Counsel (postnominal QC), during the reign of a male Sovereign known as Kings Counsel (KC), are barristers or, in Scotland, advocates appointed by letters patent to be one of Her Majestys Counsel learned in the law. They do not constitute a separate order or degree of... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... The Chief Secretary to the Treasury is a junior position in the British Cabinet. ... In the Politics of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen by the kp. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The town of Richmond as seen from the top of the keep of Richmond Castle Richmond is an attractive Georgian market town on the river Swale in North Yorkshire. ... The Secretary of State for the Home Department (the Home Secretary) is the chief United Kingdom government minister responsible for law and order in England and Wales; his or her remit includes policing, the criminal justice system, the prison service, internal security, and matters of citizenship and immigration. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... The Westland affair was a political crisis for the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher in 1986. ...


He was made a commissioner at the European Commission in 1989, resigning as an MP at this time, and became vice-president, but resigned with the rest of the commission in 1999 amid accusations of widespread fraud. The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive of the European Union. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


During his 14 years as an MP he served the constituencies of Cleveland and Whitby (1974-1983) and Richmond (1983-1988). Status: Non-metropolitan county Admin. ... Map sources for Whitby at grid reference NZ898109 Whitby is a historic town in North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England. ... The town of Richmond as seen from the top of the keep of Richmond Castle Richmond is an attractive Georgian market town on the River Swale in North Yorkshire. ...


He was created Baron Brittan of Spennithorne in 1999 and is an advisory director of Unilever and a consultant to the City law firm Herbert Smith. 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company which owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ...

Preceded by:
William Whitelaw
Home Secretary
1983–1985
Succeeded by:
Douglas Hurd
Preceded by:
Norman Tebbit
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
1985–1986
Succeeded by:
Paul Channon
Preceded by:
Peter Sutherland
European Commissioner for Competition
1989–1995
Succeeded by:
Karel van Miert

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Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (354 words)
Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, PC (born 25 September 1939 in London) is a barrister, a British politician, and a former Conservative Member of Parliament and former member of the European Commission.
Brittan was educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and then Trinity College, Cambridge (where he was President of the Cambridge Union Society), he started his career as a lawyer.
He was created Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, of Spennithorne in the County of North Yorkshire in February 2000 and is an advisory director of Unilever and a consultant to the City law firm Herbert Smith.
Al-Ahram Weekly | Economy | 'On the train to Seattle' (717 words)
Sir Leon Brittan, vice-president of the European Commission, was in Cairo this week to convince Egyptian officials of the importance of a new global round of trade negotiations.
However, Brittan pointed out that "other people should put on the table whatever they want," stressing that participants in the round should keep in mind that "nobody can be compelled to agree to what they do not want." He invited countries to raise any issue, including for example anti-dumping issues.
Brittan said the only way to have everybody satisfied is to hold a comprehensive round in which there can be the necessary trade-offs and a conclusion acceptable to everyone.
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