9 November 2015
The Mile End Institute held a one-day conference, bringing together key politicians, academics and campaigners to view the current debate on Britain's relationship with Europe in its historical context, including a keynote speech from the Minister for Europe, Rt Hon David Lidington.Time: 9:00am
Venue: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace
Other speakers included Neil Kinnock, Gisela Stuart, Bernard Donoughue, Tom McNally and representatives from the CBI and Business for Britain.
The event was funded by the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative and took place at the British Academy.
Watch the speech by David Lidington, Minister for Europe:
Why has Europe been such a difficult subject for Britain?
James Ellison, QMUL; Piers Ludlow, LSE; Helen Parr, Keele
Stephen Booth, Open Europe; Gisela Stuart Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
Read James Ellison's article: Why has Europe been such a difficult subject for Europe?
What are the lessons of the 1974-75 renegotiation?
Daniel Furby, Fipra; Mathias Haeussler, Cambridge University
Bernard Donoughue, former advisor to Harold Wilson; Tom McNally, former advisor to James Callaghan
Read Mathias Haeussler's article: What are the lessons of the 1974-75 renegotiations?
Why did the British people vote yes in 1975 and what are the prospects for 2016-2017?
Lindsay Aqui, QMUL; Robert Saunders QMUL
Philip Stephens, Financial Times; Cordelia Hay, Britain Thinks; David Torrance, writer and broadcaster
Read Lindsay Aqui's article A Majority Attained by Fraud? The Government Information Unit and the 1975 Referendum
Read Robert Saunders' article: What Can we Learn from the 1975 Campaign?
Q&A with Lord Kinnock
Watch a video of Lord Kinnock in conversation with Ritula Shah
What is the role of business in Britain’s relationship with the EU?
Glen O’Hara, Oxford Brookes & Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow
Steven Altmann-Richer, CBI; Alex Story, Business for Britain
Read Neil Rollings' article: Lessons from the 1975 business campaign
Read Glen O'Hara's article: What is the role of business in Britain's relations with the EU?