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Dear members and friends of British Conservatives in Paris,
It is my great pleasure to invite you, as previously announced, to a dinner on Thursday 31 May with Neil Carmichael, the Conservative MP for Stroud from 2010 to 2017 and currently candidate for election in the same constituency. He is a great specialist in the area of education and a skillful debater. You may learn more from his website:
The dinner will take place in a private salon at the restaurant, Les Noces de Jeannette, 14, rue Favart 75002 Paris (métro Richelieu-Drouot). The menu will consist of the following:
Kir & petits feuilletés
Terrine de crustacés, sauce acidulée
Canard rôti aux épices
Nougat glacé au coulis de framboise
Bordeaux rouge, Bordeaux blanc
Fish or vegetarian alternatives can be arranged. The cost is 42€ for members and 45€ for non-members. I do hope you can attend.
Liberal Democrats in France have invited us to a very interesting event that they are organising with the title:
‘BREXIT - An update and discussion on the departure of the UK from the EU’.
It will be held on Monday 14 May from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the European Parliament Information Office, 288 boulevard St-Germain, 75007 Paris.
For more information about the programme of speakers and to register for the event (free of charge), please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brexit-an-update-and-discussion-on-the-departure-of-the-uk-from-the-eu-tickets-44829890409.
We hope to hold some joint events in the future with Liberal Democrats in France.
Please note that there will be a trip to the city of Rouen with a guided tour by Michael Barker on 9 June, a Saturday which has not been selected by the railway unions in their ‘grève perlée’ campaign.
Travel to and from Rouen will be by train (unless you have a car). The horaires are dep Paris 8.37am (arr Rouen 10.06am), dep Rouen 5.51pm (arr Paris 7.16pm). Further details will follow very shortly.
The next Conservative Policy Forum meeting will take place in June. The subject will be ‘Health & Social Care, including Mental Health’.
Finally, I note that there will be a charity concert in aid of the Wings Appeal of the Royal Air Forces Associationon the evening of Saturday 2 June. Further details can be found here:
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I look forward to seeing you very soon.
With my best wishes for,
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PS The Liberal Party of Australia (the Australian sister to our own Party) has set up a French branch of the Australian Liberals Abroad Federation. If you know of any Australians resident in France who might wish to join, please invite them to contact their Vice-President, Mr Peter Hammond, at email@example.com
Dinner with speaker Richard Ashworth MEP at La Bastide Odéon on 23rd April, 2015
See photo(s) on our Facebook page (with thanks to BCiP member George Grosz)
Report by Peter Huggins on Trier visit, 11/13 April, 2014
A small group of BCiP members made a rewarding cultural and political visit to Trier from Friday 11th. April until Palm Sunday, 13th. April This was organised by Peter Huggins who knows Trier well and has contacts with the local CDU members.
On Friday afternoon, we visited the Porta Nigra, one of the most important Roman monuments North of the Alps and very mush the symbol of a city which was the Roman capital in the North and West It is remembered for Constantine the Great and his mother, St. Helena.
In the evening, we were invited to a CDU European election rally in Konz, an agreeable outlying suburb of Trier by Frau Simone Thiel, the dynamic MEP candidate for Trier and the region (Eifel/Mosel/Hunsrueck). She welcomed us warmly, introduced us to other local politicians and a visitor from a Luxembourg sister party, Guy Modert, who also came to give his support. The evening was a great success with discussion of the CDU programme in which we joined Christopher Chantrey notably sought support for votes for Britons living abroad. It was also fun, as witnessed by our photo with Frau Thiel It was pleasant to have Mosel wine served at a political meeting.
On Saturday we had a full programme of visits to Roman sights in Trier, the earliest German city in Germany. This included two major sites of thermal baths, the Roemerbruecke, an important early bridge which still has the original Roman piers and the Konstantin basilica., a huge structure partly re-built but to Roman specifications. We had a glance at Karl Marx’ birthplace and absorbed the atmosphere of the Hauptmarkt with all the oldest monuments in Germany – cathedral, market cross and chemist’s shop which was a 12th. Century monastic dispensary. We then relaxed on a Mosel boat trip.
On Saturday evening, we were invited to Sekt by Herr Artur Friedrich, a local CDU member and industrialist who produces fine ceramic tiles. After German Re-unification, he launched several factories in former East Germany, playing his role in the exciting but difficlult re-integration process.. We then had dinner with Frau Thiel which allowed us wide ranging discussions on European Parliament themes. She is a member of the Parliament secretariat and has a particular interest in working with British MEPs.
On Palm Sunday some of us attended the Solemn High Mass at the cathedral with very beautiful organ and choir music. One brave soul, Alex Carroll, ran a personal marathon round Trier and along the Mosel.
2018 Progamme of Events
Jan 13 - Champagne party at St George's.
April 21 - AGM at St George's.
May 31 - Speaker dinner with Neil Carmichael, the former MP for Stroud and currently Conservative candidate for re-election to the same constituency.
June 9 - Guided tour of Rouen by Michael Barker
Oct 4 - Conservatives Abroad Conference, London. Book online here.
Follow Brexit developments with blogger Richard North on:
In planning - Launch of Coningsby Circle. (see the attached PDF)
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See photos here on our Facebook page from our speaker dinner with Richard Ashworth MEP on 23rd April, 2015 (with special thanks to BCiP member George Grosz) and our 4th December, 2015 dinner with Lord Balfe.
Report on Trier visit, 11/13 April, 2014
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