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  Malcolm Rifkind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind, KCMG, QC (born 21 June 1946) is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician and Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kensington and Chelsea.
Rifkind was born to a Jewish [1] family in Edinburgh, and was educated at George Watson's College and Edinburgh University where he studied law before taking a postgraduate degree in political science (his thesis was on land apportionment in Southern Rhodesia).
Rifkind stood again for his Edinburgh Pentlands seat against Clark in the 2001 general election, and improved his showing somewhat but was not elected.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malcolm_Rifkind   (1163 words)

 :: ak13 :: Blue in the face - Malcolm Rifkind
Handbag: Malcolm managed the Herculean task of remaining a member of Thatcher's government for 11 years without once offending her enough to be handbagged back to obscurity.
Malcolm Rifkind QC to be a legal and international affairs brain on legs, capable of bringing sensible, informed and considered debate to any discussion.
Malcolm Leslie Rifkind was born in Edinburgh in 1946.
www.ak13.com /article.php?id=43   (1514 words)

 Kensington & Chelsea Conservatives - People - Member of Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sir Malcolm was born in Edinburgh in 1946.
In 2004, Sir Malcolm was adopted as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Kensington and Chelsea and has since been active with local residents and voluntary organisations on a range of issues throughout the constituency.
Malcolm and Edith Rifkind have a daughter, Caroline and a son, Hugo, both of whom live and work in London.
www.malcolmrifkind.com   (593 words)

 Red Pepper | Know Your Enemy | Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Solomon Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rifkind is chairman of Banbury-based firm Alliance Medical, to which health secretary John Reid recently awarded a multi-million-pound, five-year contract to sell the NHS hundreds of thousands of scans from its fleet of mobile MRI machines.
Rifkind was hired by Australia-based BHP in 1997, as a ‘door-opener’ to the Middle East.
Sir Malcolm told Red Pepper that he was not directly responsible for the day-to-day management of Aberdeen, but that he and his fellow directors were doing their best to sort out the mess.
www.redpepper.org.uk /KYE/x-kye-Aug2004.html   (706 words)

 Edinburgh Pentlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Norman Wylie retired in February 1974 and he was replaced by Malcolm Rifkind QC who survived, often with less than 40% of the vote despite repeated predictions that he would be unseated.
Malcolm Rifkind is a fighter and despite his claims to the contrary has his eyes set upon becoming the next Tory Prime Minister.
Malcolm Rifkind was a Scottish Office Minister from 1979-1982 and was at the Foreign Office from 1982 until 1986.
www.alba.org.uk /nextwe/l04.html   (2121 words)

 BBC Online - On The Record - Interviews
RIFKIND: I'm not telling you we are going to be tough, we have already laid down what we believe to be crucial requirements and objectives from the United Kingdom's point of view, and that's not unreasonable, other member states have indicated their priorities, their preferences, that's part of a negotiation.
RIFKIND: If I had to predict a single most important event effecting Europe in the next two or three years it wouldn't be the Inter-Governmental Conference it will be when the European Union increases from fifteen countries to about twenty-five or twenty-six with the accession of the central and Eastern Europeans...
RIFKIND: You are not pointing out to the viewing public who may not have seen this exciting report, this is a claim made by a Liberal MP, who does not mention a single name and simply has a bit of fun and takes the press for a ride in the usual way.
www.bbc.co.uk /otr/intext/Rifkind15.12.96.html   (4133 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Profile: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Sir Malcolm Rifkind came in from the political wilderness when he was voted back into Parliament last week and now has been pitched back into the front line.
Malcolm Leslie Rifkind was born on 21 June 1946 and educated at George Watson's College and Edinburgh University where he graduated with an LLB and MSc.
In 1970, he was called to the Scottish Bar and four years later Sir Malcolm entered the House of Commons as the Conservative MP for Edinburgh Pentlands.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/politics/4534085.stm   (628 words)

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But when illness struck and Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s wife Edith was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, many doubted whether the ex-Edinburgh MP would ever feel able to re-enter the rough and tumble of frontline politics.
Rifkind, who admitted that his wife’s condition was "inevitably a worry", insisted Edith was "determined that she is going to have as normal a life as possible".
Rifkind also maintains that Portillo’s decision to reveal his past homosexual experiences was "unwise", and could have cost him the leadership of the party in 2001.
www.mult-sclerosis.org /news/Mar2004/ScottishPoliticiansWifewMS.html   (1246 words)

 toryleadership: Crispin Blunt MP: The Case for Malcolm Rifkind
Malcolm’s optimism for our country and his deeply held One Nation principles will enable the party to have credibility as a party that is for people, not against them, for the whole nation not a just a part of it.
Malcolm Rifkind is 59 (60 in 2006) and David Davis is 56 (57 in December).
Malcolm Rifkind is a wonderful politician - he was my hero when scottish secretary in the 80s; I had never been actually moved by a speech until I heard him speak extempore at the Perth conference.
conservativehome.blogs.com /toryleadership/2005/07/the_case_for_ma.html   (5824 words)

 Rifkind looks like the right choice - [Sunday Herald]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rifkind got Thatcher to sack her protégé from the Scottish Office after Forsyth openly defied Rifkind’s line on health and education reform.
Rifkind has been around for such a long time – his front-bench career goes back to 1979 – that it is difficult to remember that he is only 58.
Rifkind is an immensely able politician with a clear idea of what Conservatism should stand for in the 21st century.
www.sundayherald.com /50306   (1325 words)

 politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » The disappointing summer of Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Rifkind’s strategy must be to stay in the race until the party conference and then hope that in the intense media glare the qualities that he brings might shine through.
Rifkind simply doesn’t have the support or the media clout to mount a viable challenge and a lot of the “contenders” are simply positioning themselves for a decent job post Howard.
Rifkind is possibly my favourite politician after having seen him at the Cambridge Union making mincemeat of George Galloway a couple of years back, a friend of mine happened to get up to challenge one of his points at one stage and completely forgot what she was going to say.
politicalbetting.com /index.php?p=1059   (9505 words)

 Rifkind is back | www.somethingjewish.co.uk
Former Foreign and Scottish secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, is to become the next Conservative candidate to contest the parliamentary seat for Kensington and Chelsea.
Prior to running for Kensington and Chelsea, Sir Malcolm had tried to go for a Tory role in Windsor in September 2003, but the local Conservative association did not put him forward among the candidates for consideration.
Under the Conservative government, Sir Malcolm was a cabinet minister from 1982 to 1997 and held various roles including foreign secretary, transport secretary and defence secretary.
www.somethingjewish.co.uk /articles/833_rifkind_is_back.htm   (153 words)

 BHPBilliton "wanted Rifkind to lobby US for Iraq oil"
Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary, undertook to lobby the US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, in an attempt to land a lucrative oil contract in Iraq for BHP Billiton, according to evidence given to a public inquiry in Australia.
Sir Malcolm, who was foreign secretary from 1995 to 1997 and is now MP for Kensington and Chelsea, said yesterday that he had no recollection of promising to take BHP Billiton's case to Mr Cheney, though it was "entirely possible" that BHP Billiton was seeking to influence US opinion.
Sir Malcolm said that he has had no contact with Mr Cheney in recent years, except in 2001, when he met Mr Cheney with BHP Billiton colleagues.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/press1155.htm   (646 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Politics - Rifkind set to return to parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Story in full SIR Malcolm Rifkind, one of the most prominent politicians of the era, ended a seven-year spell in the wilderness last night when he was selected as the Conservative candidate for Kensington and Chelsea.
A delighted Sir Malcolm, 57, who is all but assured of succeeding Michael Portillo as the constituency’s MP, said it was a privilege to have been selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate.
Shireen Ritchie, the chairman of the local association, and the mother-in-law of the pop singer Madonna, said she was delighted to have Sir Malcolm as the prospective parliamentary candidate.
news.scotsman.com /politics.cfm?id=225482004   (844 words)

 Keep Iran military option, says Rifkind - Printer Friendly Page - Iran (General) - Iran Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Conservative foreign secretary, said yesterday that western countries should be ready to consider military action against Iran if diplomacy and sanctions fail to curb Teheran's uranium enrichment programme.
Sir Malcolm said western "carrots" to persuade Iran to co-operate with the United Nations would not be taken seriously by Iranian hardliners unless accompanied by a credible "stick".
Previewing a speech he will give today, Sir Malcolm said that in return for a "permanent and verifiable renunciation of nuclear weapons, and ceasing work on uranium enrichment", Washington should offer to restore diplomatic relations with Iran and guarantee "that its frontiers would be safe from military attack".
www.iranfocus.com /modules/news/print.php?storyid=7246   (325 words)

 YDS 9/18
The statement said Rifkind had shown a special interest in the present moment in and the future course of the peace process, which is gaining in intensity.
Rifkind conveyed to Milosevic the British Government's support for the latest efforts and successful moves being made with the aim of ending the crisis in former Yugoslavia by peaceful means in the shortest possible time, it added.
Rifkind said he hoped conditions would be created for the lifting of the anti-Yugoslav sanctions, adding that creating conditions for a peace process was the best way to achieve the lifting of the sanctions.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/yds/1995/95-09-18.yds.html   (2633 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | WITHDRAWN: Malcolm Rifkind
What the press says: "Malcolm Rifkind is an able, decent man, but lacks the steel for leadership; former colleagues recall a lot of ministerial dithering, too many mumbled threats of resignation.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind's election as the MP for Kensington and Chelsea marked the former foreign secretary's return from eight years in the political wilderness.
In 1970, he was called to the Scottish Bar and four years later Sir Malcolm entered the House of Commons as the Conservative MP for Edinburgh Pentlands - a seat he represented for 21 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4734761.stm   (517 words)

 EU Referendum - View topic - What is Malcolm Rifkind for?
According to an article by Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor of the new all-singing, all-dancing Sunday Telegraph, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, newly elected member for Kensington and Chelsea, unsuccessful leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland and self-announced candidate for the party’s overall leadership, thinks that the party is in a cul-de-sac.
Malcolm Rifkind was rejected by his Scottish constituency and parachuted into the safe seat of Kensington and Chelsea.
And Rifkind and Cameron are now saying that all those things were the wrong ones to say.
www.eureferendum.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=133   (1365 words)

As I am a history teacher, many of the bookmarks were based on social studies content and skills so I claimed it to be an "educational enrichment resource".
Later I began to use it to catalog some artifacts and ancient coins thus giving birth to the Rifkind Museum.
All of this was done as a lark, for good clean fun with absolutely no knowledge of website design, organization or management.
www.rifkind.com   (394 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
Joining us live from London, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who was Britain's defense minister during the first Gulf War.
RIFKIND: Maybe because you have 200,000 troops in the region.
RIFKIND: I think there is an assumption at the moment that this war can be over, the fighting part can be over in week, not months.
edition.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0303/19/lt.03.html   (984 words)

 Foreign Minister Qian Qichen positive after talks with UK Foreign Secretary Rifkind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Rifkind said he was happy to have the opportunity to confer with Qian,
Rifkind said that establishing long-term relations with China is a
Rifkind said that a smooth transition is a goal common to the two
www.tibet.ca /en/wtnarchive/1996/1/11_1.html   (822 words)

 The Social Affairs Unit - Web Review: Harry Phibbs asks, did Malcolm Rifkind have a knife fighting youth? ...
I found it enormously distracting reading this first novel being aware that Hugo Rifkind's father is the former Foreign Secretary Malcolm.
I think here Hugo Rifkind is wanting to prove himself as "edgy" despite his establishment job, a journalist on The Times, and as noted earlier his establishment father.
Rifkind is himself an example of this, writing the People gossip column for The Times, a paper that a few years ago would not have had such a slot.
www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk /blog/archives/001145.php   (1072 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Rifkind made head of Iraq security firm
Former Conservative foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind has been appointed chairman of one of the largest private security firms operating in Iraq.
Sir Malcolm, who served in John Major's government during the 1990s, is now the prospective parliamentary candidate for Michael Portillo's safe Tory seat of Kensington and Chelsea.
Today it was revealed that had become the chairman of AmorGroup, which has 650 employees in Iraq, as well as significant numbers in Afghanistan.
www.sandline.com /hotlinks/Guardian-Rifkind.html   (396 words)

 Malcolm Rifkind MP, Kensington & Chelsea (TheyWorkForYou.com)
Malcolm Rifkind MP Conservative MP for Kensington and Chelsea
This MP's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
47 people are tracking whenever this MP speaks — email me whenever Malcolm Rifkind speaks.
www.theyworkforyou.com /mp/malcolm_rifkind/kensington_and_chelsea   (607 words)

 Malcolm Rifkind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
I liked the contrast between Malcolm seemingly relaxed and busy talking to reporters whilst in the background two cold looking, hard faced bodyguards provide him with steely protection.
I would not wish to be incarcerated with them, conversation would be very limited.
I liked the opportunity to express through colour, the warmth which Rifkind radiates to the press, whereas the guards are portrayed coldly, impassively protecting him.
freespace.virgin.net /doug.artsroom/malcrif.htm   (77 words)

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