Peterborough rally: the future of democracy in the UK

On the 19 November, Claire addressed the Brexit Party rally in Peterborough. She commented on the decision to stand down candidates across the country as a hard but necessary concession in order to prevent a remain parliament. However, she goes on to affirm that the Brexit Party intends to hold the two main parties to account at this election, and to fight in the future for radical democratic reform and ensure that never again will the establishment be able to ignore the people.

Public meeting in Burnley, Friday 27 September

From 7pm, I’ll be taking part in a public meeting at Burnley Cricket Club, Turf Moor, Belvedere Road, BB10 4BN. I’ll be joined by my fellow Brexit Party MEP, Henrik Overgaard-Neilsen. Do come along – we’ll be delighted to meet you!

For more information on both please call my office on 0161 519 1180 or email the office at assistant@clairefoxmep.org.uk. Or just come along to the Cricket Club on Friday evening!

Earlier in the day, Henrik will be holding a personal surgery for constituents. If you would like to meet Henrik to discuss anything, you can book an appointment by calling 0161 519 1180 or emailing assistant@brexithenrik.com. Do take a look at Henrik’s website here.

Comedy Unleashed at Conservative Party Conference, Manchester

London’s free-thinking comedy club, Comedy Unleashed, showcases comedians from all perspectives and politics. As a supporter of free speech, I’ve always been a fan of the club and its aims.

This year, they’ll be hosting pop-up gigs at both the Labour Conference in Brighton on Monday 23 September and, more relevantly for North West constituents, the Conservative Conference in Manchester on Monday 30 September.

Have we divided into political tribes and lost our sense of humour? Will Remainers and Leavers laugh at the same jokes about Brexit? Do we laugh loudest at jokes that confirm our beliefs? Will Tories laugh about Boris? And can Labour laugh about Corbyn? Are some jokes unacceptable? Can we only laugh at people who aren’t in the room?

The acts on show are Andrew Doyle, Ria Lina, Will Franken, Isa Bonachera, Joe Jacobs and Red Richardson.

Tickets are available here.

Leavers of Liverpool event, 12 September

Claire will be speaking at an event jointly hosted by Leavers of Liverpool and the Liverpool Salon. The event takes place at The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool and starts at 7pm.

Claire will be joined by Costas Lapavitas, professor of economics at SOAS, a former Syriza MP in Greek Parliament and author of The Left Case Against the EU.

What kind of Brexit do we want and what might a democratic commitment to leaving the EU mean for the future of British politics? In a public debate that has been dominated by trade negotiations, Claire and Costas both emphasise the political dimensions of Brexit and defend popular sovereignty. They disagree, however, about the way the 2016 vote can be secured and then expressed in post-Brexit Britain. Is Brexit an end in itself or a means to an end, and what end? What role should political parties and Parliament have? Join this important debate that brings together two speakers who both challenge the dominant political narrative.

All welcome. Admission free. Collection on the night.