Can the union be saved? AGM and annual conference (17 March 2012)

The Federal Union AGM and annual conference will be held in London on Saturday 17 March 2012.

It will discuss:

– the fate of the European Union after the latest treaty

– the fate of the Anglo-Scottish union in the light of the forthcoming referendum

Non-members welcome.

Venue: Room CLM.7.03 in Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (nearest tubes Temple, Holborn) – click here for a map

Programme

10.30 am coffee and registration

11 am Can the European Union be saved?

Speakers: Gerald Wolf, German embassy; Philip Whyte, Centre for European Reform

What is in the new eurozone-plus treaty?  Will the economic model that it embodies will be adequate to deliver growth and prosperity in the future?  Will its political model will be sufficient to establish the legitimacy of that economic model?  Will the new treaty enable the European Union and/or the euro to survive?

1 pm lunch

1.45 pm AGM session

2 pm Can the Anglo-Scottish union be saved?

Speakers: Dr Andrew Blick, Federal Trust, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History, Senior Research Fellow at Democratic Audit; Sir Brian Barder, former diplomat, now writing and blogging about politics, constitutional and other current issues

Does a referendum in Scotland have the legitimacy to settle the fate of the Anglo-Scottish union?  What kind of reforms to that union might be possible that would satisfy both the Scots and the English, short of outright dissolution?  Can the traditional notions of parliamentary sovereignty and a unitary state survive?

4 pm close

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Please complete and return the form below, or send an e-mail to info@federalunion.org.uk, if you able to come to the AGM and annual conference. We ask for a contribution of £20 (waged) or £10 (student/unwaged) towards the costs of the catering and room hire. Please make a contribution if you can.

You can make a contribution by sending a cheque payable to “Federal Union” to the address below, or via our PayPal account by clicking here:

Programme correct as at 4 March 2012. Federal Union reserves the right to change the programme without notice if circumstances should require.
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