Brexit debate – Come. Listen. Have your say.

Posted on: 3rd September 2018

Thursday 13th September – Queens hotel, Penzance – 7.30pm

Andrew George is arranging a series of public meetings to discuss “Brexit: its impact on and consequences for Cornwall & Scilly”. The first will take place at The Queens Hotel, Penzance on Thursday 13th Sept at 7.30pm. He is putting together a panel of expert speakers with knowledge and experience of trade, commerce and legislative processes.

Amongst the panel will be: Lucy Jewson – the co-founder and Director of internationally successful successful Helston based children’s wear company Frugi; Toby Parkins – Founder and Director of Software outsourcing company Headsforward and President of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce; Kim Conchie – CEO at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce; and Lord Robin Teverson – former Cornwall MEP and member of the EU Scrutiny Committee in the House of Lords.

Local Conservative MP Derek Thomas was invited but has declined. It is expected that UKIP will provide a speaker for the panel – tbc.

Mr George, who held the only public meetings on Brexit during the EU Referendum in 2016, said “From our surveys and street stalls it’s clear that many people are anxious and confused by what they hear in the news about Brexit. So I thought it best to arrange a series of open public meetings to air the issues, answer the concerns and questions and consider the possible impacts of the various options which may be presented to the UK when negotiations are completed.

“When we held meetings during the referendum campaign we had good debates and information sessions which were very well attended and appreciated. Of course we were disappointed the local MP refused to come out and debate in public, but were grateful that UKIP provided speakers and strong support for the public information purpose of the events.

“We have an excellent panel of speakers who have the kind of experience and knowledge which alone makes the event worth attending.”