CPF Shaping Global Britain Debate

Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Shaping Global Britain: How can we balance our future economic and strategic responsibilities in the world?

We are delighted to be joined by:

  • Julian Jessop, Former IEA Chief Economist and Head of Brexit Unit
  • James Rogers, Founder Henry Jackson Society
  • Zac Goldsmith MP

Your input to the key CPF Questions below will be collated into a high-profile document by Roger Metcalfe Deputy Party Director CPF and presented to the Secretaries of State for Defence, International Trade and International Development; CPF Chairman, George Freeman MP; and the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. This is an exceptional opportunity for you to have an input into policy development on the crucial topic of Brexit Global Britain with Q&A by Britain's leading economists. 


Venue: 372 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, SW14 7JU 

Cost: FREE! (Please book your place below)


Keynote Speakers:


Julian Jessop
Julian Jessop is Former Chief Economist and Head of the Brexit Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). Julian is one of the UK's leading pro-Brexit independent economists. He has over thirty years of experience as a professional economist in the public and private sectors, including senior positions at HM Treasury, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining the IEA in 2017 he was a Director and Chief Global Economist at the leading independent consultancy, Capital Economics. 


James Rogers

James Rogers is a founding member of the Henry Jackson Society and is the Director of their Global Britain Programme. James interestes include: British grand strategy, European geopolitics and Baltic security. He was Acting Dean (2016) in the Baltic Defence College in Tatu, Estonia, Director of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies (2015-17) and Lecturer in International Relations (2012-15). He has also worked on research projects for other institutions including the including Ministry of Defence, RAND Europe, the Egmont Institute, and the European Council on Foreign Relations. 



At this event, we will be able to debate 'Global Britain' - What does it mean for you? “The great prize for this country – the opportunity ahead – is to use this moment to build a truly Global Britain. A country that reaches out to old friends and new allies alike. A great, global, trading nation. And one of the firmest advocates for free trade anywhere in the world.” (Prime Minister Theresa May, 17 January 2017). As Conservatives, we believe, among other values, in promoting freedom, enterprise and responsibility; in strong national defence, international cooperation and prioritising the vulnerable. For “Global Britain” to be more than a worthy aspiration, the slogan must be backed by substance.


You cannot afford to miss this crucial briefing, Q&A, and chance to contribute to policy development on Global Britain.


Questions for discussion

1. On what global issues can the UK have the biggest impact and exercise the most leverage?

2. How should we best target our resources? How should we best prioritise our aid commitments?

3. How might we balance our future economic, strategic and humanitarian needs and responsibilities in the world – in the areas of defence & security, soft power, diplomatic priorities, boosting trade, and international development?