Oxfordshire Green Party’s Ian Middleton, will be a panellist at the event “Speaking out about Business and Brexit”: a public meeting, which provides a forum for businesses in the Oxford area to speak publicly about the current and imminent impacts of Brexit on their activity and prospects.
The meeting is open to all and is free. A small donation is invited to cover meeting costs. It is hosted by “Oxford for Europe”, a local grassroots group campaign to stop Brexit through a People's Vote on the terms of Brexit. Click here to book your ticket here.
The meeting will discuss questions such as what local businesses think Brexit, a hard Brexit or a no deal Brexit will mean for our region? After the party conferences, are we closer to a People's Vote on Brexit?
The speaker line-up includes:
- Professor Andrew Harrison (CEO of Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire) on issues posed by Brexit for the future of Diamond.
- Aliye Cornish (viola player and administrator with Oxford's renowned baroque ensemble Instruments of Time & Truth) on the devastating threat of a hard Brexit to the UK music industry and Oxford arts sector.
- Dr John Boyle, founder and Managing Director of Oxford Computer Consultants on the impacts of a hard Brexit for the region's IT services and science industries.
- Rosa Ashby, a florist in Witney, on the severe hazards of post-Brexit trade barriers for floristry business.
- Susan Hartman, Partner and General Manager, Metaphysis (Oxfordshire: Medical equipment) on Brexit threats to the NHS supply chain.
- Ian Middleton, Managing Director, Argenteus (Kidlington) on impacts of Brexit in Oxfordshire's retail sector.
- Business analyst Tom Foale (Wycombe) on the Brexit trade hazards facing UK businesses and examples of their coping and mitigation options.
- and Oxford City Councillors will update us on the city's agenda to support a People's Vote, including a new City Council move to demand access to secret government plans for a no-deal Brexit.
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