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Europe after Britain: the impact of Brexit on the rest of the EU

When Nov 03, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Harley Mason Room, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
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"Europe after Britain: the impact of Brexit on the rest of the EU"

Join us on 3 November for a lecture by Giles Merritt (Friends of Europe), chaired by Gina Miller (SCM).

A veteran observer of and participant in the Brussels scene, Giles Merritt  has long argued that Europe needs to unite, but has been on the wrong track for some time. Recent events, such as the crisis of the Euro and Brexit, have vindicated his  warnings. The continent is in a state of unprecedented flux as it grapples with a set of currency, migration and foreign policy challenges, and now with the question of the future relationship between Britain and the rest of Europe. In this lecture, Giles Merritt will set out his vision for the European Union after the departure of the UK.

  • Where: Harley Mason Room, Corpus Christi College
  • When: 3 November 2016, 5:00-6:30pm
  • Register here for a free ticket

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Giles Merritt is the Founder and Chairman of the highly influential Brussels-based think tank 'Friends of Europe'. A former Financial Times correspondent, Merritt is also Editor-in-Chief of the policy journal Europe’s World and contributes commentary articles to Project Syndicate, the global syndicator of high-level op-eds. He’s the author of the newly-published book "Slippery Slope: Europe's Troubled Future" (Oxford University Press), published in 2016 to widespread acclaim.

Gina Miller  co-founded SCM Private and has worked in the UK retail financial services sector since 1992. She is lead claimant in a legal dispute over whether Parliament as a whole or Ministers have the authority to formally declare to the European Parliament that Britain is withdrawing from the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Prior to this, in 2012 Gina launched True and Fair Campaign calling for more transparency within the City of London’s fund management industry.

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