‘Europe for us all’ conference: Manchester

Event starts:

Saturday 27 February 2016, 1pm-5pm | Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

Keynote speaker: Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Home Secretary and Labour Member of Parliament for Leigh.

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 in Manchester was part of 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: Alison McGovern MP (Wirral South), Mary Creagh MP (Wakefield), Graham Stringer MP (Blackley & Broughton), Yasmin Qureshi MP (Bolton South-East), Alan Halsall (Business for Britain), Brendan Chilton (Labour for Britain), Roger Casale (New Europeans), Cllr Kevin Peel, Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society) and Kyalo Burt-Fulcher (Young Fabians).

To listen to a podcast of the Manchester ‘Europe for us all’ conference, click here.

For details of the Brighton ‘Europe for us all’ conference, click here.

For details of the Cardiff ‘Europe for us all’ conference, click here.

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