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What happens if UK leaves the EU? A talk with Jean Lambert, London's Green MEP

  • Sep 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Dear Europeans

Some of you have been asking lately: What would happen if the UK leaves the EU? Would I, an EU citizen, need a work permit? Would I need to apply for British citizenship if I want to live and work in the same country where I have built my whole career, often spanning for over 2 decades? Would I have to move country?

The frank answer is I don't know. I am not sure who knows either. Does our Prime Minister David Cameron know? Or perhaps Nigel Farage?

During my journalism training I was thought that it is OK not to know, but you must always know who to ask. So we'll start our search for answers by talking to Jean Lambert MEP who is keen to meet the London European Club and talk about what she does in Brussels, how she represents her London constituents, including the 1 million EU nationals currently living here and what the repercussions could be if Britain were to leave the EU.

This meeting aims to be very interactive, with lots of time for questions and discussions.

Teas and Coffees will be available as members arrive and the event will start at 7pm sharp!

 

Please RSVP only if you are certain that you can attend this event. Our "no show" policy applies to all our events including this one.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    A photo and comment about last Monday's LEC meeting can be found on Jean's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GreenJeanMEP

    Scroll down a bit and it's on the right.

    All the best

    Pauleen

    September 30, 2013

  • Mehdi

    Interesting event. Would be interested in similar format talks with other politicians and in hearing from Jean Lambert about green/social issues and her work as an MEP.

    September 25, 2013

  • Paul R

    Really enjoyed the event, liked Jean Lambert, excellent questions, shame about the "politician speak" getting in the way of the answers.

    September 24, 2013

  • Audrey

    Very interesting. Great questions. More debate needed on the answers... Thanks a lot for organising. That's why I like the London European Club!

    September 24, 2013

  • Marco

    Interesting answers - Confirmed what I thought, we are talking about money, not creating a social and political Europe - the national states still want to hold their sovereignty against over- national organizations - but is it realistic in 21st century? - we would need to hear more debates ob the subject

    September 24, 2013

  • Aga

    It was interesting and it's always good to learn something new. Well done Maya and Pauleen for organising and facilitating it.

    September 24, 2013

  • Andrea

    Very interesting questions and answers and some totally new insights.

    September 24, 2013

  • Kuldip

    Was interesting. Raised a few questions in my mind, such as how, even an internationally focused region like London, doesn't effectively engage with European politics & MEP's. Jean Lambert did touch on having a political vision for Europe as a Green, but mentioned a few times how discussion on Europe always centers on Economics and Money. Food for thought.

    September 24, 2013

  • Dessi H.

    Here is a list with the London MEPs with their details: http://www.europarl.org.uk/view/en/your_MEPs/List-MEPs-by-region/London.html

    September 24, 2013

    • Annie

      I see I'm too late with the list! :) Maja, thank you for organising. Couldn't stay for the pub but feel very lucky to have access to such events to help develop my understanding of Europe, how things work, and the issues surrounding us. So much better to be in a room full of interesting and interested people, than reading about it.

      September 24, 2013

    • Maja

      Yes and so much better than arguing with the TV set. Enjoy the debate Annie.

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all so much for coming and for your enthusiasm and engagement. It feels like there's a lot more discussion to be had about the true and longterm implications of a UK exit from the EU. I too would be interested to hear what other MEPs have to say on the matter.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Jeanie

    Very interesting and glad I came. Shall definitely be coming if you manage to get other MEPs. You never know, you might get Nigel Farage..

    September 24, 2013

  • Annie

    Very interesting and engaging.

    September 24, 2013

  • Jérôme P.

    Very informative, interesting to see all the implications and in particular how it could impact us

    September 24, 2013

  • Kath W.

    This was my first meet up with this group and it was very interesting - Ms Lambert was very good at explaining her views and concerns.

    September 24, 2013

    • Maja

      Thanks Kath, it is our first event of this kind and your words mean a lot!

      September 24, 2013

  • Wilfried

    Enjoyable. It would be interesting to have a media panel for questions by us.

    September 24, 2013

    • Maja

      can you please explain what you mean by "media panel"?

      September 24, 2013

  • Emmylou

    Interesting stuff, and good chat in the pub afterwards. Would definitely be interested in hearing from other MEPs.

    September 24, 2013

  • Maja

    I enjoyed this. The questions were great and I do agree that Jean was well ingformed on almost everything. But you could say that she was "preaching to the converted", most of us enjoy Europe, so in future I think we should talk to the other London MEPs as well especially before the elections in May. All of you who offered help, start by finding the email address of our London MEPs.

    3 · September 24, 2013

  • David

    Good but more debate needed

    September 23, 2013

  • Luca

    Running late, sorry

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Pauline
    details sent to your email yesterday
    thanks

    September 23, 2013

  • dawid

    : )

    September 23, 2013

  • clara

    (Sorry my mobile..) hope you've received my email. Cheers

    September 23, 2013

  • Luis

    Same here, sent by mail.

    September 23, 2013

  • dawid

    Hello. Details sent to private email

    September 23, 2013

  • shak

    Hi sent details in private email

    September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Shak, got it.

      September 23, 2013

  • Andrea

    Same here, I also send my details in a private mail hope it arrived

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Andrea, got ot!

      September 23, 2013

  • Zita

    I have sent it in private mail, let me know if you did not get it.

    September 21, 2013

    • Annie

      I also replied yesterday (to the email you sent Pauline). Please let me know if something did not work correctly. Thanks.

      September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Zita and Annie, got both your mails

      September 23, 2013

  • Dessi H.

    Same here, I sent the details in an email. Hope it got through!

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Blagodaria Dessi, got it

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, could all those attending, please mail me their full names by Monday as security at Europe House needs the names of those coming into the building in advance.

    Many thanks and see you Monday!

    September 20, 2013

    • Maja

      You can send a message to Pauleen via Meetup

      September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jerome, got your mail thanks. See you later

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • Celia F.

    Full name: Celia Fernández

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it possible to bring somebody else?

    September 22, 2013

    • Maja

      Numbers are limited and it is a members only event. But I promise you more debates on this subject.

      September 22, 2013

  • Wilfried

    Wilfried Rimensberger.

    September 22, 2013

  • Elis

    Not sure if I can make it tomorrow as feeling poorly with flu. Just giving my spot to someone in advance....cheers

    September 22, 2013

  • Danielle

    Full name: Danielle Nanton

    September 21, 2013

  • clive

    Full name: Clive Simpson Logan [Clive]

    September 21, 2013

    • Maja

      it certainly wasn't me who voted him in power again and again Jerome

      September 12, 2013

    • Maja

      "Things can only get better" :-))

      September 12, 2013

  • Pietro

    that's so so interesting... I need to check on my agenda if I can attend it... but want and hope to be able to actually...
    thanks for organising that anyway!

    September 2, 2013

    • Maja

      no problem Pietro, someone has to :-)

      1 · September 9, 2013

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