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Brendan Donnelly: Can And Should Parliament Stop Brexit?
May 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brendan Donnelly will be answering two crucial questions: can Parliament stop Brexit and should Parliament stop Brexit? Brendan’s view is that Parliament can if it wants to, and should want to if it believes that Brexit will not be in the national interest. While Brendan supports those MPs who genuinely believe Brexit is in the national interest voting in favour of it, there are in Brendan’s view too many MPs who do not believe Brexit is in the national interest but who are too frightened to vote with their better judgement.
Brendan’s talk comes at a critical time in the run-up to Theresa May’s snap election on June 8th when she is banking on a huge majority to enable her to stamp out opposition both in her own party and across Parliament as a whole. Anyone who cares about Britain’s ongoing relationship with Europe and is concerned that our democracy at the heart of British government is under threat will want to hear Brendan speak and join in the discussion afterwards.
ABOUT BRENDAN DONNELLY
Brendan has been Director of the Federal Trust for Education and Research since January 2003. He is a former Member of the European Parliament (1994 to 1999). He was educated at Oxford, where he obtained a double first in classics, and later worked in the Foreign Office, the European Parliament and the European Commission. He is the author of “On the Edge: Britain and Europe” (jointly with Hugh Dykes; 2012) and numerous articles on the European Union, on Britain’s place in the European Union and on federalism.
Since the June 2016 referendum Brendan has been a prolific writer and speaker about Brexit and he has been attracting an enthusiastic and growing following. This is a one-off opportunity to hear him and meet him in person in Stratford.
With only 150 places available for this event you are recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Brendan’s talk and Q/A session will be followed by some light refreshments and an opportunity to chat informally with Brendan and other members of the audience.
Doors will open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start and the event will end by 9.00 pm. Admission is FREE but by ticket only. Reserved Admission tickets need to be booked in advance from Eventbrite.