Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon (born in 1926) is a British Conservative politician.
Under Heath he was solicitor-general (1970-1972) and minister for trade (1972-1974); as chancellor of the Exchequer (1979-1983) under Thatcher, he put into practice the monetarist policy which reduced inflation at the cost of a rise in unemployment.
In 1983 he became foreign secretary, and in 1989 he unexpectedly became deputy prime minister and leader of the House of Commons.
On November 1st, 1990 he resigned in protest at Thatcher's continued opposition to Britain's greater integration in Europe.
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Geoffrey Howe is a former British Conservative politician.