Thursday 11 May 2017, 7.30pm
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Tickets: £10 / £12 – bookings via JW3 website
As Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Keir Starmer has risen to prominence for his determination to hold the government to account over the terms for leaving the EU, telling the Guardian in November that “scrutiny, transparency and challenge are central tenets of our democracy”.
It has been a meteoric rise for someone who only entered the Commons – as MP for Holborn and St Pancras – in 2015. But, at a time when MPs are routinely criticised for the narrowness of their experience, Keir had already had two successful and high profile careers before turning to politics. From 2008 to 2013 he was Director of Public Prosecutions, a role that was sandwiched between two periods as a highly-regarded human rights lawyer.
Joining Keir will be political journalist and presenter of the BBC’s Daily Politics programme, Jo Coburn.
As we go to press, 11 May is a distant prospect – but expect subjects to include Brexit, human rights, and whether our judges really are ‘enemies of the people’. And come prepared with your own questions for this influential politician.
To book your place(s) – visit the JW3 website
A René Cassin event in partnership with JW3