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FEPS-Fabian New Year Conference 2019: Brexit and Beyond

Taking place just two months before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, the conference will focus on the next stages of the Brexit negotiations and what a Labour government can do to transform post-Brexit Britain.

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Taking place just two months before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, the FEPS-Fabian New Year Conference will focus on the next stages of the Brexit negotiations and what leaving will mean for the UK and EU. In the context of such uncertainty about the future course of Brexit and the UK’s place in the world, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry MP will give a keynote speech setting out a Labour vision for the future.

Shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer MP will also deliver a keynote speech on Labour’s position and strategy leading up to and beyond the Brexit date.

The conference will also look beyond Brexit, to consider the UK and EU post-Brexit and a new left agenda, from defence and policing to the economy, mental health and much more. For the left to successfully transform the country, a strong Brexit deal must come alongside a compelling vision for the future and a radical social and economic programme.

Keynote speakers:

Shadow foreign secretary – Emily Thornberry MP

Shadow Brexit secretary – Keir Starmer MP

Speakers include: Nia Griffith MP (shadow defence secretary), Louise Haigh MP (shadow policing and crime minister), Barbara Keeley MP (shadow mental health and social care minister), Wayne David MP (shadow defence minister), Luciana Berger MP (Liverpool Wavertree), Kate Green MP (Stretford & Urmston), Wes Streeting MP (Ilford North), Stephen Kinnock MP (Aberavon), Lord Alf Dubs (Labour peer), Lord Roy Kennedy (shadow minister), Mary Honeyball MEP (London), Dame Vera Baird QC (Police and Crime Commissioner), Sophie Linden (deputy mayor for policing and crime, London), Professor Anand Menon (The UK in a Changing Europe), Paul Mason (The Guardian), Sophia Gaston (LSE & Henry Jackson Society), Lucy Fisher (The Times), Miatta Fahnbulleh (New Economics Foundation), Professor Ozlem Onaran (University of Greenwich), Sienna Rodgers (editor, LabourList), Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society), Kate Dearden (Community), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society), Ivana Bartoletti (Fabian Women’s Network) and many more to be announced.

 

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