“China should always have been a great power. It should always have been the largest or second largest economy in the world” – Malcolm Rifkind
Sir Malcolm Rifkind is a former Conservative MP, and is one of only five MPs to have served throughout the whole 18 years of the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Malcolm held many prestigious Cabinet positions, including Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary.
Malcolm was born to a Jewish family in Scotland. He studied law at Edinburgh University, and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1985 and a member of the Privy Council in 1986. 8 years later he became an MP. One of Malcolm’s main duties as Foreign Secretary was the final negotiations with China over the transfer of Hong Kong, and he joins us at HowTheLightGetsIn to dispute the future of our relationship with China.
"One of the Conservative Party's most recognisable and respected figures" The Daily Telegraph