SLF Conference

UK and Europe: Offshore island or part of the main ?

25th June 2022 - Online


10.00     Welcome                                            


10.05     Who are Liberals in Europe: The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)  

  • Phil Bennion, former MEP for West Midlands                                     
  • Sophie in ‘t Veld, MEP from D66, Netherlands                                                                                   
  • Chair: Denali Ranasinghe                                                                                                                                                                             

11.00     UK and Europe: Environment     How can UK work with EU and rest of Europe ?

  • Duncan Brack, former special adviser at Department of Energy & Climate Change, Associate Fellow Chatham House.           
  • Jane Brophy, former MEP, North West England                                                                                                 
  • Chair: Rebecca Taylor, former MEP, Yorkshire & Humber                                                                                                                                           

12.00     Beveridge Lecture                          

  • Alistair Carmichael MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs


13.00     LUNCH BREAK


14.00     UK and Europe: Economics: Impact of Brexit & what to do          

  • Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London, author of Brexit & Beyond blog  
  • Will Hutton, Writer and journalist, former Principal of Hertford College, Oxford
  • Chair: Humaira Ali                                                                                                         


15.00     UK and Europe: Defence and Security                    

  • Baroness Julie Smith, Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson on Defence
  • Gijs de Vries, D66, former European Union Counter-terrorism Coordinator
  • Chair:  Louise Harris                                                                                                                                                                                       

16.00     Panel: A Social Liberal Europe with the UK  

  • Gordon Lishman
  • Jane Dodds, Member of Senedd Cymru
  • ... and guests                                                      
  • Chair: Iain Brodie Brown                                                   


16.30     Close    



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