Former Conservative Party chairman says on BBC Question "this is a word one isn’t supposed to use anymore" in attack on UK's problems.
Post-Brexit Britain is confronting reality 24/08/2022
'However, Britain’s current political and economic prospects look grim. To say this is not to be unreasonably pessimistic, but simply to face facts.'
Brexit Britain Confronts Reality 18/08/2022
Britons must look at themselves calmly and honestly, recognizing the tough times that lie ahead and the changes needed to get the country back on track. Unfortunately, the country's political leaders remain unwilling to treat voters like grown-ups.
Boris Johnson victory at next election would be ‘disaster’ for Tories and Britain, says former party chair 21/06/2022
Under current PM, government is not Conservative but English Nationalist, says Chris Patten.
Britain’s institutions, economic prospects, constitution and future are all at risk — but the delusion and lies continue
Brexit’s collateral damage - Chris Patten 30/06/2021
Five years after the Brexit vote, the costs of that decision are becoming clearer.
Former MP says problem is not sausages but ‘porkies’ from Downing Street.
‘Boris Johnson isn’t a Conservative, he’s a nationalist’, says former Tory chair Lord Patten 12/12/2020
Lord Patten said while he hoped for the best for the UK’s future, “I do fear for the worst”
Boris Johnson’s threat to bring in gunboats to patrol UK fishing waters branded ‘irresponsible and damaging’ 12/12/2020
Tobias Ellwood, chair of Parliament’s defence committee, voiced his concern with the plans, but a former Navy chief defended the suggestion.
‘Keep calm and carry on’: France shrugs off threat of Royal Navy gunships guarding Channel fishing waters, as no-deal Brexit looms 13/12/2020
Boris Johnson to reveal whether negotiations are over – plunging trade with EU into turmoil in 19 days’ time
Brexit Republic - Ep. 1 13/07/2018
Dr Amanda Kramer, Brexit Law NI, on the pervasive sense of unease around Brexit in Northern Ireland. She says loyalists fear the growing discussion around Irish unity, dissident republicans see Brexit as a colonial scourge and a "gift from God". / Lord Patten not optimistic about British chances of cutting trade deals nor impressed with Brexiteer solutions to avoid hard borders.
'The idea that creating a fake traffic jam will show the EU we are ready for a no deal is just plain stupid'
Declaration will make him latest Tory grandee to emerge as supporter of People’s Vote. / Chris Patten, the former Conservative party chairman, is to declare support for a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.