- Speakers: Julie Girling (South West MEP) & Rex Sandbach (Local Businessman)
- When: Friday 21st September 7:30pm
- Where: Corn Exchange Devizes
- Booking: not essential but you can reserve a seat using eventbrite.
This is a unique opportunity to hear two excellent and well-qualified speakers, probably the first time to consider possible impacts and outcomes of Brexit in the Devizes constituency.
As the deadline for leaving the EU draws near, more people are having second thoughts about Brexit and considering a People’s Vote. Devizes for EU includes those who voted leave but have since changed their minds. A recent poll found just 81 per cent of 2016 Leave voters would back Brexit now and 12 per cent said they had switched to Remain. That numbers are growing daily is not surprising. The promised benefits to the NHS, trade and the economy are not evident.
JULIE GIRLING is MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, and deputy director of the European People’s Party will talk about The People’s Vote & Brussels. Julie is a member of the Committees for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Agriculture, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and Delegation for relations with South East Asia. She previously served as Chief Whip for the Conservatives in the European Parliament.
Julie had the Conservative whip suspended after supporting a resolution declaring that “sufficient progress” had not been made in the Brexit talks to move on to further discussions on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.
REX SANDBACH is a physicist by training and owner of small export oriented businesses in the high tech sector in Marlborough that he has invested in the last 30 years. Rex’s frozen adhesives have a 48 hour lifespan to reach his customers in Europe. If the UK leaves the Single Market and Customs Union, in order to achieve seamless trade with the EU, Rex will be under pressure to relocate his business to within the EU entailing the loss of several highly skilled personnel. Rex will talk about Business, Borders and Brexit.
DR JAMES KAY, our chairman for the evening, qualified in 1984 and became a partner at Lodge Surgery, Chippenham. In 2002 he became a partner at Southbroom Surgery, Devizes. In 2014 Dr Kay took early retirement.