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The EU: Some personal reflections
March 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Brexit means Brexit”, we are constantly told, but what does “EU” mean? Here, to give us some insight into what we had actually been signed up for in the Treaty of Rome and subsequent treaties is the Chairman of the Campaign for an Independent Britain.
Edward Spalton describes himself as “not very political – country corn merchant and family feed milling business”, who was mildly europhilic until the arrival of the European Agricultural Policy in 1972. What made him change his mind? In his talk, he will give some personal reflections on the origins and development of the European Union, the ‘Weltanschauung’ driving it and living independently alongside it. And he will give a world preview of a new video ‘Witness to History – An insider’s view from the Foreign Office of 1950”. After a break, he will lead a discussion on “An amicable divorce – why breaking up is so hard!”