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Michael Heseltine on Conservative divisions at the Political Society

On Wednesday 27th February, Lord Michael Heseltine spoke to 130 people at the Political Society on the title of 'The Conservatives and Europe: a party divided.' As an experienced former Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister, he started by outlining how the importance of peaceful British-European relations began in 1945 with the end of the Second World War, and explained the necessity of a common European identity. Running through a chronological narrative, Lord Heseltine outlined the significance of the Conservative Party in these relations and explained their long-term role in provoking Euroscepticism and causing Brexit. Lord Heseltine concluded that it was the role for our generation to overcome the problems of a country mired by divisions, scapegoating and mistrust by Westminster.

Ali Soufraki

DATE POSTED: 06 March 2019

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