The LSE Life After Blair public lecture series continues with a lecture by Stephen Wall, former head of the European Secretariat and adviser to Tony Blair from 2000-04, on Thursday 3 May.
Tony Blair was at ease in the European Union. He saw the EU as part of the solution to the challenges of economic reform, energy security and climate change. Gordon Brown does not like 'abroad'. This lecture will ask will Brown be tempted to play the euro sceptic card? Will the EU constitution be, for him, a text too far? Or can he do for UK relations with her EU partners what Nixon did for US/China relations?
Stephen Wall was head of the European Secretariat in the UK Cabinet Office and EU adviser to Tony Blair from 2000-04. He has worked as private secretary to three successive foreign secretaries, Geoffrey Howe, John Major and Douglas Hurd, and from 1991-93 was private secretary to the then prime minister John Major, responsible for foreign policy and defence.
Maurice Fraser, LSE's European Institute, will chair this event.
Will Blair's European Dream Be Brown's British Nightmare? is on Thursday 3 May 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
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The Life After Blair public lecture series continues on Wednesday 9 May with Professor Anthony Giddens, Lord Kinnock, Ed Miliband MP, Mandy Telford and Stephen Twigg. It is entitled New Labour Ten Years On. Click here for more information.