Brexit, Boris and the future of Britain


Join us on September 12 to hear from Simon Heffer, a leading British columnist and historian, on the political crisis engulfing Westminster.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to go to the polls next month in order to execute Britain’s belated departure from the European Union. However, his bid has been blocked by opposition MPs and Tory remainers following a string of heavy parliamentary defeats. Britain is in uncharted territory.

Is Boris damaged goods? Are the Conservatives splintering irreparably? Is a Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn — a die-hard socialist — now likely? And will Brexit even happen?

Simon Heffer has been a high-profile British commentator for three decades, and he will try to explain what the Westminster crisis means for conservatism, Brexit and the future of Australian-British relations.

Simon Heffer is a columnist for The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, London, and professor of modern British history at the University of Buckingham. He is author of, among other influential books, High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain and The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914.

Tom Switzer is executive director of the Centre for Independent Studies and a former editor of the Spectator Australia.

Bookings essential. Canapes and Drinks provided.


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