eThis event is part of the Fabian fringe at Labour party conference 2016, and is being held in partnership with Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS).
The vote to leave the European Union has thrown our country in to crisis. Politics has turned in on itself, sterling has plummeted and budget projections have been torn up. All because politics wasn’t prepared for the result. There is no plan for Britain’s prosperity and influence after leaving the EU.
Theresa May has been crowned Prime Minister, whilst the Labour Party is engaged in a divisive leadership contest. The danger now is that we have Brexit on solely Tory terms, risking the security and prosperity of some of the poorest in our country.
We desperately need a strong, progressive agenda for exit from the European Union. That is what this intervention will seek to provide, bringing together voices from the UK and across Europe to answer these key questions:
• What should the progressive agenda be in the upcoming negotiations?
• How can we heal the divides in our country?
• How does the European project survive the Brexit shock?
Speakers include: Emily Thornberry MP (Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury), Emma Reynolds MP (Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East), Stephen Kinnock MP (Labour MP for Aberavon), Olivia Bailey (research director, Fabian Society). Chaired by Charlotte Billingham (executive advisor, FEPS).