Power and Pragmatism

Malcolm Rifkind

01/03/2017 8:30 pm
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Sir Malcolm Rifkind talks to broadcaster Iain Dale about his absorbing life-story. During his glittering political career he served as a Cabinet Minister through some of the most turbulent years of the late 20th century, in both the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence. Hear from the man himself the inside story of his battles with Margaret Thatcher, his five pivotal years as chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee and why he is currently banned from Putin’s Russia.

Malcolm Rifkind


Sir Malcolm Rifkind served in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major for an uninterrupted 18 years. He held four Cabinet posts including Minister of Defence and Foreign Secretary. From 2010-15 he was Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee which has oversight of MI6,MI5 and GCHQ. He is, currently, a Visiting Professor at the Dept of War Studies of King’s College and lectures, occasionally, at the LSE and other Universities.

Iain Dale

Iain Dale presents LNC Radio\'s Drivetime and is winner of the 2016 Radio Presenter of the Year Award. He is managing director of Britain\'s leading political publisher Biteback Publishing.

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