EVENTS

 

What Now?

 The future political, economic and military structure of Europe, and the UK’s relationship with it.

10 a.m. on Saturday 2nd. July at a venue to be decided

please email your interest by following this link

 The Brexit debate continues to rumble on, with the problems it has created becoming steadily more obvious. Meanwhile, events are leading to big changes in the wider European context.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has painfully brought home to EU and other European countries their economic and military vulnerability. Previously neutral Sweden and Finland are applying to join NATO, Germany has been forced to rethink completely its policies on energy and defence spending. And re-elected French President Macron has proposed an entirely new European Political Community, which would include not just the EU itself, but the UK and Ukraine.

What should the UK do in these circumstances? Should we, perhaps, try to alleviate our economic problems by re-joining the Single Market via EFTA and the EEA (the “Norway solution”) as a preparation for renewed EU membership? Should we back Macron’s plan for a wider European political structure? Or should we continue to rely on NATO and the US? What then happens if Trump is re-elected US President?

These and related issues will be the subject of a European Movement discussion group, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday 2nd. July at a venue to be decided, but possibly in Sedlescombe.

Ben Patterson

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The EM1066 Branch is delighted to welcome Lord Adonis, Chair of the European Movement, to present "The European Movement and Brexit in 2022" 

This will be held on Saturday January 15th 2022 0930-1130hrs


This is a unique opportunity to hear his views of the way forward for the Movement and join in an open discussion on the challenges that face the Movement as a whole and how they impact your local branch.

Lord Adonis's career started as an academic at Oxford, then as a journalist for the Financial Times and the Observer, subsequently serving as Secretary of State for Transport, thenT Minister of State for Education, then Minister of State for Transport in the Blair / Brown Governments. Lord Adonis is a passionate advocate of the aims of the European Movement.  We are keen to hear from our members what Brexit issues concern you personally, so please let us know so that Lord Adonis can be briefed.

Those members and supporters who have already reserved places for the meeting on the 16th October 2021 that was postponed due to the death of Sir David Amess will have their reservations retained

 

If you wish to attend, please email [email protected]  as soon as possible to reserve your place. Further details will be sent out nearer the date. 

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