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09 Jun 2016

Relationship with the EU

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The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, The Rt Hon Ed Miliband and Professor John Curtice are the keynote speakers at The UK in a Changing Europe’s annual conference on Friday 10 June at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

Other highlights include:

At 12noon

  • Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will to debate agriculture and the EU with the National Farmers Union’s deputy director Martin Haworth
  • Sir William Cash MP, the Telegraph’s Peter Foster and Professor Damian Chalmers discussing the sovereignty issue
  • Sky’s Adam Boulton is chairing 100 days after Brexit with Professor Vernon Bogdanor
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind (former foreign secretary), Baroness Neville-Jones (former chair Joint Intelligence Committee) and Sir Peter Ricketts (former UK ambassador to France) will debate Britain’s place in the world, chaired by the Economist’s John Peet
  • John Mills from Business for Britain will debate Brexit in the City with Blackrock’s Rupert Harrison.

At 3pm

  • The Guardian’s Patrick Wintour is chairing 100 days after Bremain which features Sir John Grant (former UK permanent representative to the EU) and Lord Tom McNally (The Rt Hon James Callaghan’s political secretary)
  • ITV’s Allegra Stratton is chairing a discussion about the myths in the campaign
  • BBC Asian Network’s Nihal will chair a panel looking at what is next for immigration
  • Professor Matthew Goodwin and YouGov’s Joe Twyman will outline what people are thinking about the EU.

Professor Anand Menon, UK in a Changing Europe director, said: “Our conference is our showcase event and is an opportunity to debate the key issues and discover the facts ahead of the referendum. We hope the event will spur people on to get informed before they cast their vote.”

Keynote speakers’ timings:

  • 10:30am – The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, former leader of the Labour party and secretary of state for energy and climate change
  • 2pm – Professor John Curtice, UK in a Changing Europe senior fellow and Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde
  • 4:30pm – The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, former leader of the Conservative Party and secretary of state for work and pensions

The UK in a Changing Europe is an independent, non-partisan organisation set up to provide the public with authoritative academic research on UK-EU relations. It is not campaigning for either side but to inform people so they can make up their own minds when the referendum takes place.

Further details:

Date and time: Friday, 10 June 2016. From 9:30am to 6pm

Venue: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE.


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