LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe public lecture
Date: Thursday 2 May 2013
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser
The acute economic crisis of the euro, coupled with the chronic political crisis of Europe’s democratic deficit, have created a situation in which Britain’s membership of the European Union can no longer be taken for granted. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind outlines a ‘moderate eurosceptic’ approach to the issue, which he believes would produce a mutually beneficial solution acceptable to the United Kingdom and her European partners alike.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind is Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington. He first entered Parliament in 1974 as Member for Edinburgh Pentlands, serving as Defence Secretary between 1992 and 1995, and as Foreign Secretary between 1995 and 1997. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, which oversees the UK’s intelligence agencies.
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A transcript of Sir Malcolm Rifkind's speech is available to download. Download 'Britain and the EU: an ever-closer union of peoples?' (pdf).
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