A talk by Graham Chambers
The Brexit referendum looms and the lack of knowledge of the issues involved is striking though not surprising because the institution of the EU is as complex and misunderstood as the Holy Roman Empire. The EU is not easy to understand even for those such as Graham himself, who worked in the EU.
Over thirty-three years, Graham was a member of the European Parliament Secretariat and for a number of years managed its Science and Technology Options department. He also dealt with its correspondence with the public unit.
During that time he spoke to many hundreds of groups of visitors. He earned a reputation for distilling esoteric and complex issues into explanations which most people could understand.
Graham says that he has no axe to grind. He has Luxembourg nationality, and has now retired, and he lives here in Portugal. As a result, the outcome of the referendum will not affect him at all. In this talk, Graham will discuss the main issues and the possible consequences for Britons and for the EU itself.
(There is no charge for the talk although we ask for voluntary monetary contributions to help us run our Association. The talk will also be given in Tavira at a date to be confirmed).