Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bruges Group all day Rally Saturday 22nd October

The Case for an EU Referendum
All-day Congress in the Grand Hall, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster (see map) Saturday 22nd October 2011, 10:30am - 5:30pm

To raise the profile of the demand for an EU referendum in the run-up to a potential vote in Parliament before the end of the year, on Saturday 22nd October the People's Pledge will be hosting around 2,000 referendum supporters and activists at an all-day Congress for an EU Referendum. The event is expected to be the biggest of its type since the Referendum Party's election rallies in the late 1990s.

As well as keynote speakers from across the political spectrum, and even across the divide of opinion on Britain's EU membership, there will be panel discussions about the state of opinion within the Labour and Conservative parties, together with two set-piece debates about whether there should be an EU referendum and whether we should be in or out of the EU.

35 speakers are now confirmed to participate, including:
  • Keith Vaz MP, Labour former Minister for Europe
  • David Davis MP, Conservative former Shadow Home Secretary
  • Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT Union
  • Zac Goldsmith MP, Conservative
  • Kate Hoey MP, Labour
  • Jenny Jones AM, Green party, candidate for London mayor
  • Daniel Hannan MEP, Conservative
  • Graham Stringer MP, Labour
  • Lembit Opik, former Liberal Democrat MP
  • Douglas Carswell MP, Conservative
  • Marta Andreasen MEP, UKIP, former EU chief accountant
  • Cllr Steve Radford, President of the Liberal party
To see a full list of participants and the provisional running order for the day click here (pdf)

The People's Pledge are pleased to offer two free tickets to Bruges Group members (normally £5 each). To secure your tickets, please call Chris Bruni-Lowe at the People's Pledge on 020 3427 5624 or print out this email and bring it to the registration desk on the day - please confirm you will attend by emailing

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