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Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.

Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security

‘Why Poland Wants the UK to remain in the EU’
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H.E Radoslaw Sikorski - Polish Minster of Foreign AffairsH.E Radoslaw Sikorski's keynote address discusses the reasons why Poland wants the UK to remain part of the European Union.

Mr Sikorski, graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford has a genuine appreciation of Great Britain. Last year he paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher and ‘Her moral inspiration in the struggle to free Poland from Communism and domination by the Soviet Union’.

For Poland to enter the European Union in 2004 was a massive step and one which is today supported by 77% of the population. It has been an economic success throughout the EU recession with constant growth albeit continuing high unemployment levels.

The issue today: Does the EU work for this Century? David Cameron is calling for a renegotiation of Britain’s membership subject to a Referendum on remaining a Member in 2017. Mr. Sikorski argues energetically in favour of the EU.

A response will be given by Mr Nirj Deva, MEP Conservative, South East England.

Photo source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland.

Date: Monday 10th March 2014

Venue: Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’s Square, London, SW1 4JU

Dress Code: Black ties.

Time: 7.30 for 8 pm.

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