Look Where We’re Going: Escaping the Prism of Past Politics

Lord David Howell, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy, launched his new book, “Look Where We’re Going: Escaping the Prism of Past Politics”, published by Unicorn Publishing Group on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 in the River Room at the House of Lords.

Lord Howell at the launch of his new book, “Look Where We’re Going: Escaping the Prism of Past Politics”

Look Where We’re Going is a book of revelation and revolution. Written by someone who has been at the centre of British government and international affairs for half a century, it looks afresh at the ideas, hopes, lessons and largely unintended consequences of successive generations of political leaders; it shows us how to Look Where We’re Going.

Based on deep personal experience – the author is one of the few left who served in Margaret Thatcher’s first Cabinet of just over forty years ago – Lord Howell gives us a new picture of the dramas deep inside government and how yesterday’s clashes of ideology and personality have led to today’s unanticipated turmoil. Old assumptions are torn apart and accepted versions of what occurred are unravelled.

Lord Howell shows how technology has made much of our conventional political vocabulary obsolete, how we now need quite different types of leadership serving new priorities and how, while we wrestle with the issues just before our eyes, much bigger forces are at work which are re-shaping our lives and our future.