Between 1998 and 1999, Chris Patten served as the Chairperson of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland. However the general public regarded him positively. 04 Dec 1998. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the author of The Hong Kong Diaries (Allen Lane, 2022). At the United Nations, he met with China's foreign affairs minister, Tang . Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, was no stranger in picking fights with China. We should say so. 3 episodes, The Last King (2003) as Lady Farnces Stewart. The most difficult question was a kid who said, Weve listened to you, Mr Patten. Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitters life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? Try AbeBooks. Leung Chai-yan, the other daughter of the Chief Executive, claimed she was domestically abused by hermother and had beenlocked up. Im grateful for your support, I love you Hong Kong, a poston the Alice Patten Facebook page said. He held this position within the Prodi Commission from 23 January 2000 until 22 November 2004. Donations welcome He was the architect of Majors 1992 election victory, built on a belief that, post-Thatcher, the party must be tolerant, efficient and generous-spirited. Hes exactly what authoritarians dont like: feisty, tough, pastoral, funny. Zen reminds him, he says, of another brave, up-yours kind of person, Jonathan Mirsky, the former Observer correspondent who covered the Tiananmen Square massacre. [17], Patten was the biggest proponent in the commission for Turkey's accession to the European Union. His subsequent career has been a tour of duty of threatened institutions and imperial relics, the more grown-up version of Portillo on a train. Patten's most controversial actions in Hong Kong are related to the 1994 electoral reform. Patten oversaw many crises in the area of European foreign policy, most notably the failure of the European Union to come up with a common unified policy before the Iraq War in 2003. He reads a lot and is keen on tennis and gardening. "We think the world of her, but as far as I'm concerned, there isn't really much to say. It wasnot the first time Hong Kong netizens posted photos of Pattens family, after they left the city in 1997. Between 1974 and 1979, he served as the director of the Conservative Research Department. As party chairman, he successfully orchestrated a surprise Conservative electoral victory in 1992, but lost his own seat. Family (1) Spouse Lavender Thornton (1971 - present) (3 children) Trivia (4) Former Governor of Hong Kong. A caption was changed to correct a date: Chris Patten received the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1998; not 1989. Beijing had expected that the use of functional constituencies with limited electorates would be used to elect this council, however Patten extended the definition of functional constituencies and thus virtually every Hong Konger was able to vote for the so-called indirectly elected members (see Politics of Hong Kong) of the Legislative Council. 07 Sep 1998. Former Hong Kong Gov. He talks about how you will see Christ sitting at the right hand of his father and a sort of celebrity troop of angels, Patten says, chuckling. Chris Patten was born on May 12, 1944 in Ealing, London, England. degree from the University of Ulster. The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. He was one of the United Kingdom's two members to the European Commission as Commissioner for External Relations from 1999 to 2004. RM G4CGKC - Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten, with wife Lavender (2nd left) and daughters (l to r) Kate, Laura and Alice, after receiving his Order of the Companions of Honour from the Prince of Wales at today's (Friday) Buckingham Palace investiture. Within the last five years of British rule, acclaimed journalist Jonathan Dimbleby was given unique access to the governor which enabled him to document the . The former Conservative party chairman and current rebellious Tory peer was dismayed to see the Johnson cult still hanging on. Read our, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}. Patten's guest was entranced by a picture of his children on his desk and asked: "How come ugly father produce such beautiful daughters?" He served a full five-year term before his ennoblement. Although supportive of Alice, they seem wary that her success will reignite interest in the family. Patten bemoaned the fact that much of the corporation's high-brow programming had been moved to BBC Four, the digital channel, and given low budgets that meant shows were "sometimes made with glue and string". Friday & Saturday 10:30 - 21:00. After the handover ceremony he left the city, together with Prince Charles, on board the British royal yacht, HMY Britannia. [citation needed], After graduating with a second-class honours degree in 1965 and winning a Coolidge travelling scholarship to the US,[4] Patten worked for the campaign of then-Republican New York Mayor John Lindsay, where he reported on the television performance of rival William F. Buckley Jr.[5] He worked for the Conservative Party from 1966, first as desk officer and then director (from 1974 to 1979) of the Conservative Research Department. It's just that after those heady years in the spotlight, her sisters would seem to crave the exact opposite. Marcus Higgins (David Spade) has become a single womanizer. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. He made the case for negotiation rather than outright demands for independence. Patten grew up in an Irish Catholic family in west London, the son of an unsuccessful music publisher whose forebears had come to England from County Roscommon, Ireland. He described the government as shameful and seedy. In 1999, Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, was in New York representing the European Commission. Tory! Jacob Rees-Mogg, minister for Brexit opportunities. He is portrayed by Noel Lester Rands.[30]. Cut to June 30 1997, and his daughters' faces, like his wife's, were "crumpled with emotion and streaked with tears". She threatened to leave home forever on social media. Patten was then appointed the last governor of Hong Kong, to oversee the final years of British administration in the colony and prepare for its transfer to China in 1997. It was going to become part of China. Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC is a politician from Britain. "They didn't have the choice. Contact Us This wasnt a colony like any other. At Queens College, Cambridge - where a month ago she achieved a "slightly disappointing" 2:2 in modern languages, she went out with Jordan Frieda, the son of Lulu and hairdresser John Frieda. Miserable times he writes. Her role earned her praise from film critics in India. Environment secretary Chris Patten (r) was charged with introducing the poll tax Instead of the tax shining a spotlight on spendthrift local councils, she said, the government was getting the. He was made a life peer in 2005 and has been Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 2003.. Raised in west London, Patten studied history at . The 1996 Hong Kong parody film Bodyguards of the Last Governor, presents 'Christ Pattern' as the Governor of Hong Kong. We dont have a Conservative government at all, but an English nationalist party. Chris Patten photographed at his home in London. Photo: AFP/WTN Chris has an amazing sense of humour. However, in 1979, he contested from Bath and won. Consider its policies in Xinjiang. He is the 28th and final Governor of Hong Kong from 19 July 1992 until the end of British administration over the territory on 30 June 1997. Patten married Lavender Thornton, a barrister, on 11 September 1971. Sandra Lee is most worried for Andrew Cuomo's daughters in the wake of his sexual harassment scandal, sources told The Post.. Lee, who was with Cuomo for 14 years until their spit in September . [14], From 1998 to 1999, he chaired the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, better known as the Patten Commission, which had been established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement. Western governments, Patten believes, have been wrong because of greed to give Xi Jinpings regime an easier ride than Vladimir Putins. Ann Lewis. He was Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 until 1997, Chairman for the Independent Commission on Policing after the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 . It's unnerving being seen at your most vulnerable by so many people.". Hannah Price died at the age of 25 in Fentress County, Tenn. A woman. There is a 1930s village atmosphere, which bankers and lawyers now pay 5m to inhabit. Netizens were amazed by the apparent response from the English actress, however, as it is a fan page it isunlikely that it is managedby Patten herself. They bought the. Please note that we cannot provide valuations. He has been a Conservative member of the House of Lords since 2005. Its not woke to do that. His father was a drummer in a jazz band who became a music publisher, before running a precarious business making jingles for TV. All contributions are moderated. Perhaps because she was forced to play out her rebellious teenage years in the public view - a leader in The Independent in 1992 criticised her for failing to dress appropriately and sitting "in what could only be described as a slouch - legs askew and one arm dangled over the side of her chair," during a formal ceremony - Laura has cultivated a quiet domestic life out of the limelight and, after her sudden promotion to a pop-star level of fame in Hong Kong, now shuns publicity. The plan was to hand the lot over to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, but he felt he should get it in order. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Chris Patten I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics. After the speech in 2017, he says, there was a Q&A. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bath in 1979, and served until he was unseated in 1992. Nostalgia for theformer first family was also invokedby an incident in March last year. Enter your password to log in. JACK HILL. Do you think that they always saw through that? [citation needed]. The latter initiative was heavily criticised in China, with one Chinese media outlet calling him a wrongdoer who would be condemned for a thousand generations. Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. Sign up for exclusive newsletters, comment on stories, enter competitions and attend events. What the Russians are doing in Ukraine is wicked. Their mother, Lavender Patten, told the Evening Standard that her daughters had never wanted to be famous in the first place. Shortly after graduating in 1965, he began working for the Conservative Party. It was an extremely apolitical household; my parents would have voted Conservative. degree from the University of Bath. Under a painted portrait of Patten and his wife of 51 years are photographs of their eight grandchildren. We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. He laughs. They have three children. Tory! Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor, handed the former colony back to China on 1 July 1997 to be ruled with a degree of autonomy under a system called "o. He was educated in modern history at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with a second-class honors degree in 1965. He is also a member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an organisation which works to promote good governance around the world. 3 episodes, The Musketeers (2014) as Sister Hlne. Reading it, you cant help but reflect on an essential loss of rigour in Britains dealings with the world; contrast the likes of Douglas Hurd and Malcolm Rifkind as foreign secretaries with the incumbent, Liz Truss. In addition to the name, Pattern appears to be based heavily on Patten, matching his appearance, political affiliation (Conservative) and family (a wife and two daughters with him in Hong Kong). "She's very popular here, partly because she pulls her weight, partly because she's fun too. . 01 Dec 1990. On the table is the book hes just put down, Julia Boyds A Village in the Third Reich: How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed by the Rise of Fascism, and a copy of his own new book, The Hong Kong Diaries, which is the occasion for our meeting. Many good people were driven out of the Conservative party by Brexit. Between February 2010 and June 2011, he served as the President of Medical Aid for Palestinians. "This is where I'm happiest: on stage," she says. Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC ( Chinese: ; [1] born 12 May 1944) is a British politician. After obtaining a modern history degree in 1965, he became active in politics and joined the Conservative Party. Isnt deciding who we venerate a vital part of that reckoning also? [22] BBC Trust Vice Chairman Diane Coyle took over as Acting Chairman until the appointment of a new chairman. Hardback. And its probably just because so many of the things that I think my generation took for granted are now being trashed., Patten was not a silver-spoon Tory. Rather than use her name to her advantage, Laura has quietly worked her way up in the magazine world, beginning with three weeks work experience on Vogue, followed by a job at Harpers and Queen, then Vanity Fair, culminating in her present position at Tatler where she is known as hard-working and unpretentious. Patten's defeat was attributed to factors such as the Poll Tax.[6]. In 1990, John Major made Patten Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for organising the Conservative Party's re-election campaign for the upcoming general election. The controversial US oil plan explained, Green leader storms out of council meeting after being misgendered. He considered that the EU had become overly dependent on Russian energy supplies, and should become more engaged with the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia in order to diversify supplies. (MANDATORY CREDIT David Montgomery/Getty Images) Laura Patten, the daughter of Chris Patten, the new Governor of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, 1st August 1992. : Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH PC 1944 512 - . Chris Patten's Hong Kong Diaries take us behind the scenes of 1997 handover Kevin Rudd, the former Australian prime minister and new ambassador to the United States, made himself far more. And I just think Johnson is terribly wrong. However, he lost his marginal seat of Bath to the Liberal Democrat candidate Don Foster at that election. Patten submitted his letter of resignation as BBC Trust Chairman to the Secretary of State on 6 May 2014; citing health reasons following his heart bypass surgery on 28 April. Patten was born in 1944 on the day the German army was driven out of Crimea. You can see it in the language used by [former Hong Kong chief executive] Carrie Lam and now this terrible policeman who is her successor, John Lee. Chris Daughtry 's family has confirmed his stepdaughter's cause of death. [citation needed]. When Chinese leaders said Hong Kong could remain itself for 50 years after 1997, he says, it rather begged the question of whether they knew what it was in the first place. In October 2009, Patten was Chief Guest at The Doon School, a boarding school in Dehradun, India, which is a member of the United Kingdom's Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. Views expressed by opinion writers and advertisers are not necessarily shared by HKFP. Last Governor of Hong Kong Chris patten on 20th Anniversary - Full interview Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes CH PC (born 12 May 1944) is a British politician who served as the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997. "[12] This marked the end of British rule in Hong Kong. It is certainly important to use Rhodes money for more black African students. Jun 2020 - Present2 years 9 months. The tone sometimes threatens to override his reservations about Britains own shaming colonial history that led to the acquisition of the rocks in the first place. W e had one of those thunderbolt feelings when we saw our main home in Barnes . [9] Patten's approval rating in Hong Kong in April 1992 was 53% and ended his tenure with an approval rating of 59.7%.[4]. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images) PURCHASE A LICENSE Get personalized pricing by telling us when, where, and how you want to use this asset. Posted By: VOHK April 12, 2016 By Chan King-cheung - On 23 May 2005 he was appointed by Cadbury as a non-executive director.[16]. I'm absolutely proud of them, they're all doing terrifically well. He turns off a muted symphony when I arrive. Chris Pratt is being called "cringe and vile" for praising his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, for giving him a "healthy daughter" given that his son with ex Anna Faris, Jack, has suffered. "It spits in the face of human rights and shows a delusional view of the Chinese Communist Party's trustworthiness on the international stage," Patten is quoted by the Daily Mail.. His comments came as 53 people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of "subversion" in Hong Kong. [8], In contrast to his predecessors, Patten decided not to wear the official Court uniform on formal occasions. Following his governorship, Patten led the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, a major implementation step of the Northern Ireland peace process pursuant to the Good Friday Agreement from 1998 to 1999. He followed that up with the job of which he is most proud establishing a new, non-sectarian police force in Northern Ireland, as part of the Good Friday agreement. London, WC2H 0HE Christopher Patten. Laura, Kate and little Alice, the daughters of the last Governor Chris Patten, were only in their early teens when they became unlikely celebrities. On September 11, 1971, Chris Patten married barrister Lavender Thornton. Chris Patten, the 28th and last governor of Hong Kong was swallowing hard as he emerged from Government House for the last time yesterday afternoon. Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider) is a thrice divorced pacifist vegan married to Gloria (Joyce Van Patten), who is 30 years older than him. Kate, who missed her father's signing-in as Governor when she chose instead to go trekking with friends around South America, spent the least time in Hong Kong because she was studying for a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies at Newcastle University. At which point, the young mans lovely girlfriend just burst into tears. After his loss in 1992, Patten declined the offer of a new seat and assumed the position of the 28th Governor of Hong Kong. In each of those roles, he has been pitted not against the left, but mostly against the Daily Mail and the ideologues and nut jobs in his own party. Tory! 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