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Date of event

Social Liberal Forum

June 25, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
London and Online

Social Liberal Forum Conference

UK and Europe: Offshore island or part of the main ?

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA and online 25th June 2022

10.00 Welcome

10.05 Who are Liberals in Europe: The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)

Phil Bennion, former MEP for West Midlands

Sophie in 't Veld, MEP from D66, Netherlands

Chair: Denali Ranasinghe

11.00 UK and Europe: Environment How can UK work with EU and rest of Europe ?

Duncan Brack, former special adviser at Department of Energy & Climate Change, Associate Fellow Chatham House.

Jane Brophy, former MEP, North West England

Chair: Rebecca Taylor, former MEP, Yorkshire & Humber

12.00 Beveridge Lecture

Alistair Carmichael MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs


14.00 UK and Europe: Economics: Impact of Brexit & what to do

Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London, author of Brexit & Beyond blog

Will Hutton, Writer and journalist, former Principal of Hertford College, Oxford

Chair: Humaira Ali

15.00 UK and Europe: Defence and Security

Baroness Julie Smith, Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson on Defence

Gijs de Vries, D66, former European Union Counter-terrorism Coordinator

Chair: Louise Harris

16.00 Panel: A Social Liberal Europe with the UK

Gordon Lishman, Jane Dodds, Member of Senedd Cymru and guests

Chair: Iain Brodie Brown

16.30 Close

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