Saturday 19 March 2016, 13:00-17:00 | Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD
The UK’s relationship with Europe has reached a turning-point. David Cameron’s renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership is drawing to a close. The in/out referendum on ‘Brexit’ looms.
But what does it mean for typical British families? How compelling is the people’s case for the EU? Is Europe ‘for us all’ today, and how might that change after future reforms?
This event was the final conference in a series of three half-day conferences, kindly supported by the European Commission and organised by the Fabian Society. With so much of the EU debate focused on the ‘business case’, these sessions examined the ‘people’s case’ and create a space for open discussion about what the referendum choice might mean for typical families in Britain.
The conference featured a wide range of views about what it means for Britain to be part of the EU, with speakers including local and national politicians, and experts from a range of industries. Speakers included: Peter Kyle MP (Labour MP for Hove), Kelvin Hopkins MP (Labour MP for Luton North), Anneliese Dodds MEP (Labour MEP for the South East), Robert Nemeth (Conservative Cllr for Brighton and Hove), Cordelia Hay (Britain Thinks), Richard Angell (Progress), Brendan Chilton (Labour Leave), Michael Gold (Activist), Cllr Reema Patel (Labour Cllr for Barnet), Cameron Tait (Fabian Society).
To listen to a podcast of the Brighton ‘Europe for us all’ conference, click here.
For details of the Cardiff ‘Europe for us all’ conference, click here.
For details of the Manchester ‘Europe for us all’ conference, click here.