DISCUSSION GROUP MEETINGS


OCTOBER DISCUSSION GROUP MEETING

 

Date:             Saturday 7 October 2017

Venue:           Friends Meeting House Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AF

Start:             10.30 Access to Room 3 from 10.15

End:               12.00

 

We are resuming our monthly discussion group meetings after the summer break with Professor David Parsons as the convenor. He will take as his subject:

                        

Island Britain – is there a least bad Brexit pathway for EU-national migration?


He will introduce and lead a discussion on the ways in which six possible Brexit pathways might impact on migration prospects in and out for EU nationals. Whilst Betty Rider`s meeting in March went into statistical detail on immigration, David will at this later stage of negotiations posit six possible policy directions.

He is Established Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University, a past advisor to the European Commission and the UK Commission for Employment & Skills. A specialist in public policy evaluation and impact assessment he has worked with numerous government departments and agencies across the UK and with EU and International bodies.

Contributions of £1 or £2 are invited towards the cost of the room hire charge.

You may like to bring in with you drinks or refreshments purchased form one of the nearby cafés.

Directions to the Friends' Meeting House:

From the Old Steine go up North Street, turn left into Ship Street. The Meeting House is approximately two minutes` walk on the east side of the street. Brighton railway station is within easy walking distance. Local buses stop nearby on North Street.

 

November Meeting

This will take place on Saturday 4 November.  The convenor will be Martin Vasey.


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If you can get to Lewes on Thursday 28 September, please support this great event from Seahaven Staying In:


Living In Limbo: the Voices of EU Citizens Living in the UK Post Referendum


Living in Limbo is how our EU friends and neighbours have described their present situation living here post the referendum where people narrowly voted in favour of the UK leaving the EU. Since this vote nearly 4 million people are facing huge levels of uncertainty about what will happen to them and their families. The UK government's stance in refusing to confirm the status of EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living on the continent is an unprecedented situation, This is surely inhumane, a cruel and unusual punishment for which there has been no crime! Come and listen to the voices not heard in the mass media – and focus on the human and psychological costs of Brexit. Elena Remigi, one of the editors of 'In Limbo', and Kate Springford, a Lewes psychotherapist, will be giving us their insights into the impact on people of the Brexit process and there will be readings of moving testimonies from the recently published book 'In Limbo' (2017).








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