From our local campaigning SSTIE recognises that there is intense and increasing interest in the Brexit issue; and that many people still feel ill-informed about it.
There is a serious need to make more information available to the public about Brexit and we have invited Lord Adonis to talk to us about this and in particular to bring the people of Sevenoaks, Swanley and the surrounding areas up to date as to how things look now.
He is ideally qualified to give this perspective having travelled across the country to find out why people, particularly those in traditional manufacturing areas, voted Leave.
SSTIE has tried to get a spokesperson to participate in this event to inform local people about the Government’s Chequers plan but without success.
Andrew Adonis is a Labour peer and former cabinet minister. He served as an education minister and Transport Secretary in the last Labour government before going on to chair the National Infrastructure Commission. He was founding chair of Frontline, helped set up Teachfirst and is a leading proponent of HS2. In 2017 he stepped down from the NIC in order to oppose Brexit.