Book Launch of Stephen Haseler's last book 'England Alone'
Organisers: Global Policy Institute, Federal Trust
Date: 15 November 2017
Location: Room MG-315, 84 Moorgate, London Metropolitan University, London EC2M 6SQ
Time: 17.30 - 19.30, followed by a reception
The Global Policy Institute and the Federal Trust cordially invite you to attend the launch of and a panel discussion on the late Stephen Haseler’s last book England Alone: Brexit and the Crisis of English Identity, which he completed shortly before his death in July.
The themes of England Alone as set out by Stephen Haseler are:
The Brexit referendum result represents the end product of a crisis of English identity and confidence that has been building for over a century as the UK lost its role as a world empire.
The Brexiteers live in a fantasy-land about our negotiating position and power in relation to the EU, and about the viability of a new ‘global role’. They have consistently overestimated the importance of the UK in the new global order.
Brexit – the final result of a century of this delusion of grandeur – will, as we leave the world’s largest Single Market, leave us much poorer. And, as separatism grows in Scotland and Northern Ireland, it will also de-stabilise the Westminster state itself, including the monarchy, as the UK breaks up.
So devastating was the EU referendum result that the existing Parliament, where there is an anti-Brexit majority, should, as an act of real as opposed to phoney patriotism, re-align the parties and reverse Brexit in order to stay in the EU. Behind these four themes are four critical issues that will be examined by the panel:
Behind these themes there are four critical issues that will be examined by the panel: Sovereignty, Citizenship, English Identity and English Futures.
Welcome & Introduction: Professor Chris Dixon (Acting Director Global Policy Institute)
Chair: Brendan Donnelly (Director Federal Trust)
Professor Vernon Bogdanor, King’s College London
Dr. Andrew Blick, King’s College London
John Stevens, former MEP
Professor Sam Whimster, Global Policy Institute
Closing remarks: Professor Chris Dixon
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
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