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The Great Northern Stop Brexit Conference #2

07/09/2019 @ 10:30 - 17:00 BST

Repairing and Reforming Broken Britain

In September 2018 Leeds for Europe organised the ground-breaking Great Northern Stop Brexit Conference.  A packed audience were treated to a unique day of high-quality debate as we sought to “Create A Vision of a New Britain without Brexit”.

One year on, with our nation still trapped in the purgatory of a shambolic Brexit process, we have decided to repeat and update the conference with a brand new programme and a new line-up of superb speakers.

We in Leeds for Europe still believe that we need to offer the people of Britain an optimistic vision of how good our future could be, if we stay inside the European Union.

This year’s programme will look at ways to avoid the threats of “big data” and the rise of populism across the western world, how to close the generation gap, making Britain’s institutions fit for the 21st century, tackling the climate crisis and learning how to talk to Leavers.  We will finish on an optimistic note, asking the question “How good could Britain be without Brexit?”.

Join us again for this one-day conference, as we debate ways to repair and reform broken Britain.

Speakers confirmed so far are:-

Will Hutton, journalist, The Observer
Gavin Esler, former presenter, Newsnight
Alex Sobel MP (Leeds North West, Labour)
Natalie Bennett, former Leader of the Green Party
Professor AC Grayling, Philosopher & Author
Richard Corbett MEP (Yorkshire & The Humber, Labour)
Shaffaq Mohammed MEP (Yorkshire & The Humber, LibDem)
Kamran Hussain, LibDem PPC for Leeds North West constituency
Diana Wallis, Change UK
Will Dry, Our Future, Our Choice
Madeleina Kay, Campaigner, Young European of the Year 2018
Dr Mike Galsworthy, Founder, Scientists for EU
Pranay Manocha, Chief Technical Officer, Best for Britain
Daniel Paterson, Best for Britain

There’ll be a post-conference social nearby.


10:30 - 17:00 BST
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City Square, Leeds
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