This week marks the start of the biannual Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where Theresa May will take the chair. The Prime Minister has made it clear that the government’s priority for CHOGM will be trade as a central plank of their post-Brexit strategy.

Over the course of the event, we will be discussing the role of the UK in the modern Commonwealth.  Is the Commonwealth an opportunity to explore alternative trade agreements? What should our relationship with the Commonwealth look like?

We will be joined by a panel of experts including:

  • Dr Sue Onslow, Deputy Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Seema Malhotra MP, formerly Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and currently sits on the Committee for Exiting the European Union
  • Dr Asanga Welikala, Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law
  • Bren Albiston, Young Fabian member (chair)

This event will kick off a series of events concentrating on the possible role of the UK in the Commonwealth and the Labour Party’s role in shaping that relationship. This event series has been organised by Young Fabian member, Bren Albiston.

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

April 17, 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Houses of Parliament (committee rm 12)
London SW1A 2JX
United Kingdom
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