This House Believes The European Project Is Doomed To Fail (Online)

  • Event Start: 20th May 2021, 7:00pm
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In the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the Brexit vote, euroscepticism, populism, and nationalism are on the rise, undermining decades-long efforts to unify Europe. Can the ideals of the European Project be saved? Or, in the aftermath of a botched vaccine roll out and rising criticism, is the project doomed to fail?

 

Speakers in Proposition:

 

Dia Chakravarty Former Political Director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and Brexit editor of the Daily Telegraph. She was a prominent Leave campaigner during the EU referendum.

Lucy Harris Former Brexit Party and Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber. She founded Leavers of Britain, a social club “safe space” for Leavers.

Dr Petr Mach Former Czech MEP and economist. He founded the Party of Free Citizens to campaign for the Czech Republic to reject the Treaty of Lisbon.

 

Speakers in Opposition:

 

Gabriele Bischoff MEP German MEP. She previously represented Germany’s largest trade union, IG Metall, before the European Trade Union Confederation.

Professor Lucia Serena Rossi An Italian Jurist; in 2017 she became the first Italian woman to serve as a judge in the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Vicky Pryce Greek-born, former joint head of the UK’s Government Economic Service. In 2012, her book “Greekonomics” was published, a discussion of Eurozone crises.