Britain in Europe is not all about economy - lecture by former MEP Brendan Donnelly

Britain’s membership of Europe is not all about the economy, according to Brendan Donnelly, director of the Federal Trust for Education and Research, who will be talking about the topic at a Nottingham Law School guest lecture on Thursday 5 March.

Britain's membership of Europe is not all about the economy, according to Brendan Donnelly, director of the Federal Trust for Education and Research, who will be talking about the topic at a Nottingham Law School guest lecture on Thursday 5 March 2015.

As part of Nottingham Trent University's Global Week, former MEP Brendan will share his views on what he believes is Britain's reluctance to accept the need to work together with other EU members.

He said: "Arguments about the supposed negative economic effects of British membership of the European Union are often simply a rationalisation of this country's inability to accept the need, and desirability, for it to work together on a basis of sovereignty-pooling with its nearest neighbours, whose values and aspirations are in reality so like our own."

Nottingham Law School lecturer and EU law expert, Alfonso Valero, said: "The topic of Britain's relationship with the EU and whether they will ever leave each other behind is becoming increasingly important as we approach the General Election. Brendan's talk will take us away from the much-discussed issue of the economy and encourage us to think more about other important aspects of Britain's place within the EU."

Brendan's lecture Britain and Europe: it's not about the economy, stupid takes place during the University's Global Week festival of food, music, dance, cinema and drama from around the globe.

It will be held at 5 pm on Thursday 5 March in Nottingham Trent University's Newton building, lecture theatre nine. For further information please email.

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Britain in Europe is not all about economy - lecture by former MEP Brendan Donnelly

Published on 26 February 2015
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