Wednesday 7th October, 2015
9:00am to 10:15am
As the UK prepares for a referendum on its membership of the European Union, we bring together two leading experts with opposing viewpoints on this important topic. Is Europe working for business and for the wider population? Whether the UK remains part of the EU or not, are the aims and objectives of the EU being met – and are they even the right objectives? With a focus on the implications for employment, and the staffing industry in particular, Roger Bootle and Sir Julian Priestley will make the case for and against.
Roger Bootle is an economist and columnist for the Daily Telegraph. As a winner of the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize, his latest book The Trouble with Europe leaves no doubt which side of the argument he is on. Making the case for Europe is Sir Julian Priestley who served as Secretary-General of the European Parliament from 1997-2007. He is the author of Our Europe, Not Theirs and is a member of the steering committee of Pro Europa, a lobby group that campaigns to make the case for Britain’s membership of the EU.
City of London economist, British government economic advisor and Columnist at the Daily Telegraph
Former Secretary General of the European Parliament; Writer and Commentator on European politics, Member Pro Europa
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