Very sorry if you missed this excellent talk from Andrew Adonis. We have compiled a report for you, and we will be arranging more similar events soon
Place: the 1875 Club Room at the Somerset County Cricket ground,
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT
Date: Saturday 16th March
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free of charge, but donations are welcomed to cover our costs
Tickets: Entry by ticket only; available from here.
As Theresa May watches her deal sink again in the House of Commons, it is clear that events of the coming weeks will determine the UK’s future relationship with the European Union. Nobody voted for this Brexit mess and whatever unfolds – whether we’re taken into a transition period, an Article 50 extension, or a referendum campaign – Somerset Loves Europe is determined to keep up the fight for Britain’s rightful place at the heart of Europe.
At short notice, we have been very lucky to get Andrew Adonis to come and speak in Taunton this coming Saturday afternoon. One of the few UK politicians to speak clearly and wisely throughout the whole sorry Brexit episode, Andrew has campaigned relentlessly against Brexit and for a People’s Vote. A former Labour schools minister and transport secretary, now a peer and Vice Chair of the European Movement, at this event he will set out his view on the way forward, for the campaign and for Britain. There will be opportunity for Q&A. Expect to be left informed, inspired and fired up!
See here for information about this speaking tour.
“My immediate task is fighting for a People’s Vote, since that is the only way we can democratically stop Brexit and build this better future. And so I am once again travelling up and down the country, this time rallying support for another referendum and building a pro-European movement.”
This is a free but ticketed event. Book your tickets here.
Somerset Loves Europe is a non-profit making organisation and is not funded by anyone else. Donations to cover the cost of running this event will be most gratefully received.
Limited parking is available in the Cricket ground pay and display car park or alternatively Cannon Street public car park is close by. Please contact Somerset Loves Europe if you require any further information about this event.
About Andrew Adonis
Andrew is a Labour member of the House of Lords and a visiting professor at King’s College London. He began his career as an academic at Oxford University, before becoming a journalist at the Financial Times and then The Observer. He was later appointed as Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit by Prime Minister Tony Blair and in 2005 was made a life peer and became Minister for Schools, forging Teach First, academies and the London Challenge. In 2008 he became Minister then Secretary of State for Transport, pioneering HS2 and Crossrail. He was founding chair of the independent National Infrastructure Commission until he resigned to fight Brexit. He has authored several books such as “Education, Education, Education: Reforming England’s schools” “5 Days in May: The Coalition and Beyond”, and most recently “Saving Britain: How We Must Change to Prosper in Europe” with Will Hutton.