DRONFIELD LABOUR PARTY DISCUSSION MEETING
TOPIC : UNDER BREXIT - WHAT TRADING ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD WE AIM
SPEAKER : DAVE BERRY
TIME ; 8pm to 9.15pm
DATE : SUNDAY, 11th DECEMBER
VENUE : CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD S18 2GT
Dave points out that "whether we are in or out of the EU the issue of globalisation is little discussed. But it remains what may be the greatest reason for both Brexit and the Trump victory. Free trade seems to be the slogan for everyone. But what does it mean? Is it freedom or just part of the race to the bottom? The discussion will look at the history of "free trade" and the current global regime. Where do we go from here?". Issues such as TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) which we last discussed with John Healey MP two years ago and the tentative trade agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA) will be examined.
Dave addressed our July Meeting. He is currently retired/unemployed and has been living in Upperthorpe, Sheffield for the last ten years. Originally from East Anglia he was a shop/steward and convener in the nationalised and privatised gas industry for almost 30 years and served as a Labour Councillor for 16 years. Currently a member of Sheffield Central CLP and Sheffield Momentum. He works with the Independent Working Class Education Network.