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UK General Election and Brexit
Tue 25 April 2017, 18:20 – 21:00 CEST
Join us on Tuesday 25th of April at 18.20, at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, where we will have a discussion on the UK General election and Brexit with John Palmer and Lucinda Creighton.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a general election on 8 June, claiming that it is “necessary to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond”. In her announcement, she framed the snap election as a vote on each of the parties’ vision for Brexit, telling everyone to “put forward [their] plans for Brexit… and then let the people decide”. The call for an election was voted through the UK Parliament by MPs by 522 votes to 13 on the 19th of April.
About the speakers
John Palmer is a former European editor of the Guardian and former political director of the European Policy Centre. He is visiting practitioner fellow at Sussex University's European Institute and a member of the governing council of the Federal Trust in the UK.
Lucinda Creighton is currently a Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a special adviser on Brexit to the consultancy FIPRA - Foresight International Policy and Regulatory Advisers. She is also CEO of Vulcan consulting based in Dublin. Lucinda is the former Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for European Affairs. She served as a Vice President of the European People’s Party from 2012 to 2014.
We hope you will be able to join,
Brian Ward - Chair
Laura Real - Secretary
On behalf of IIEA Brussels Committee