Lincoln MP to host public ‘insider’ events with Conservative Eurosceptics

Lincoln residents will have the opportunity to pay £20 to hear leading Conservative Eurosceptics outline why they want Britain to leave the European Union.

Outspoken Brexit supporter Karl McCartney, who has been Lincoln’s MP since 2010, will host the events which form part of his self-styled ‘Lincoln Business Briefings’.

MEP Emma McClarkin

MEP Emma McClarkin

The first of the two scheduled events will see Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, Emma McClarkin, talk about her experiences with the EU as part of her work in the European Parliament.

An MEP since 2009, McClarkin is in favour of Britain leaving the EU, stating that the deal negotiated by Prime Minister David Cameron “falls short” of addressing the concerns of British people.

She said: “The deal contains no return of powers to the UK, no full control of our immigration policy and no treaty change.

“This deal is simply not going to deliver the reform the British people want and deserve. It is time to leave.”

The event, titled ‘The UK and the EU: An Insider’s View’, will take place on April 8 at the Judges Lodgings on Castle Hill from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling with Conservative parliamentary candidate for Lincoln Karl McCartney

Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling with Lincoln MP Karl McCartney

Karl McCartney will be joined by Leader of the House Commons Chris Grayling MP, one of the leading cabinet members backing Brexit.

Grayling, who visited Lincoln in the weeks before the general election to offer his support to McCartney, has highlighted the EU moving towards a perceived ‘United States of Europe’ as being one of his key reasons for voting to leave.

He said: “Britain is a nation that has helped shape the world. We have won wars in defence of freedom. We have created technologies that have changed lives. We have spread our cultural values across the globe.

“I believe the European Union is holding us back, which is why I will be voting to leave.”

The cabinet member will be discussing the impact of the European Union on his work as a member of the government and the upcoming referendum as part of ‘The Referendum and Parliament: An Insider’s View’ evening.

Grayling will appear at The Lincoln Hotel on May 20, again from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Both events, which have been advertised on Facebook and by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, include wine and canapés.

To attend either or both events, fill in this application form, where details on payments can be found.