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About this Event

10 Jul 2015 @ 12:45
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About the Speech:
 
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve first outlined the argument for Britain to remain part of the European Convention on Human Rights and to retain the Human Rights Act which is deeply integrated into British law rather than adopting the proposed British Bill of Rights. Mr Grieve also discussed the upcoming referendum on Britain’s participation in the EU and its implications for the Union as a whole, from the perspective of a Conservative MP. Finally, he examined the question of Scottish independence in light of the referendum in September 2014 and the overwhelming SNP majority achieved in Scotland in the general election in May 2015.
 
About the Speaker:
 
Dominic Grieve was reelected as an MP in the May General Election 2015 as the representatve for Beaconsfield. Prior to this he was the UK Attorney General and a Privy Councillor from 2010 to July 2014. In 2009 became shadow Justice Secretary and was appointed shadow Home Secretary in 2008. He became shadow Attorney General in 2003. Before entering Parliament Dominic Grieve was working as a barrister until 1997.
 

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