Brexit: the result–a discussion with Lord Lilley
Lord Lilley, Treasury Minister of Mrs Thatcher talked about the results of the historic Brexit vote on December 14.
RT HON PETER LILLEY MP SPOKE AT JOINT DANUBE INSTITUTE-EPP GROUP EVENT
BREXIT: THE RESULT
The outcome is still uncertain on the UK Parliamentary vote on the Withdrawal Agreement submitted by Prime Minister May, which will occur on December 11, 2018. Whatever the result, Britain and the European Union will be entering a new relationship.
Three days after this historic vote, Lord Lilley will join John O’Sullivan, Danube Institute President and Professor György Schöpflin, MEP of the EPP Group in a discussion that will examine how both Britain and the European Union will seek to cope with this new arrangement.
RT HON PETER LILLEY MP, worked several years as a development economist in underdeveloped countries, specialised in the energy industries and became a Partner of a leading City firm.
Elected to Parliament in 1983, he became a Treasury Minister in 1987, joined Mrs Thatcher’s cabinet as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and subsequently became Secretary of State for Social Security under John Major where he launched a radical programme successfully to curb its £100 billion budget.
He was Shadow chancellor, then Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party responsible for policy renewal until 2000. Author of works on many topical issues he was appointed Chair of the Globalisation and Global Poverty Commission by David Cameron. He served as a member of the Select Committees on Energy and Climate Change and then on Exiting the European Union. He left the Commons in 2017 and became a member of the House of Lords in 2018.
Time: DECEMBER 14, 10:00-12:00
Venue: MTA (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Széchenyi István tér 9, Budapest
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