With John Redwood MP and Liam Halligan
On Wednesday 28th March, speaking to the Bruges Group, John Redwood will argue that,
“The UK should use the 2 years nine months delay in leaving the EU as the transition period and make sure everything will work fine on March 30 2019, with or without a deal. Leave voters knew exactly what we were voting for – to take back control of our money, our borders, our laws, our fish and our trade policy. We voted to leave the single market and customs union as part of leaving the EU and do not wish to see large parts of the EU recreated for us as if we had not left. There are great opportunities for the UK once we are out and are able to spend our own money and make our own decisions.”
Liam Halligan will say,
“Leaving the single market and the customs union isn’t Hard Brexit. It is Brexit.
“The benefits of the UK being inside both these legal arrangements are enormously overstated across much of the mainstream media and the drawbacks are systematically downplayed. The government must stick to the Prime Minister’s plans outlined in the Lancaster House speech, and then again in her statements in Florence and the Mansion House. To stay in the single market, the customs union or both would leave the UK in an extremely weak position and be a betrayal of the Brexit referendum.
“But it is also high time that ministers, whichever way they voted in the referendum, now make a concerted and sustained effort to highlight to the entire country the advantages of being outside the EU. Far from being a cross for the government to bear, Brexit is a huge opportunity for the UK. The tough process of leaving, made deliberately tougher by the European Commission, is temporary and will soon be over. The benefits of regaining our sovereignty and raising our sights beyond the EU are permanent.”
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Lectures: 7pm – 8pm
Discussion: 8pm – 8.30pm
Wine and refreshments: 8.30pm – 10pm