Lord Adonis key speaker at big Brexit debate

Posted on: 29th October 2018

Labour Lord Andrew Adonis and former Chair of the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission will join local Liberal Democrat Andrew George on a platform in Penzance to debate the challenges and fallacies of the Brexit negotiations this Thursday 1st Nov.

There will be a march from the Humphry Davy statue at 6.15pm followed by a public meeting at St John’s Hall at 7pm.

Lord Adonis has been outspoken in his opposition to Brexit and campaign for a “People’s Vote” on the final Brexit deal.

Andrew George has arranged many public meetings on Brexit and has others planned for later in the month, before Parliament has its final “meaningful” vote on the final Brexit deal, whenever that emerges. One will include Jason Hunter, one of the nationally famous “three men in a pub” on the evening of Thursday 15th Nov. Then Liberal Democrat Leader and former Trade Minister, Dr Vince Cable MP on Thursday 29th November. And then Independent MEP Julie Girling (recently ousted by the Conservative Party for her strong views on Europe) will join Mr George at a public meeting shortly afterwards.

The meeting will be chaired by Professor Penny Florence.

Organisers were planning to invite local MP, Derek Thomas to join them as it emerged at the weekend that he had arranged a meeting with UKIP on the same evening in Helston (see attached), but had only advertised it with UKIP and nowhere else. But Mr Thomas has now cancelled that meeting and says he is unavailable. (Mr Thomas has consistently refused to debate this or other Parliamentary related matters with Mr George in spite of many invitations to different events both during the 2016 referendum and since).

This week’s meeting is being arranged by (non Party political) local artist Kate Walters. It is also supported by campaign group Cornwall for Europe whose media link is Charles Boney. For more information please contact Kate, Charles or Andrew.