From Brexit to Trump
- Nigel Farage, Fox News contributor, former chair of the UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Nigel Farage led the campaign that won the June 2016 referendum on Great Britain’s membership in the European Union. He campaigned for candidate Donald Trump and had dinner with President Trump at the Trump Hotel in Washington on February 25. A member of the European Parliament, Farage told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), “We’ve got some very exciting elections coming up in the Netherlands, in France, in Germany.” His view is that with Brexit the people of the United Kingdom will regain control of their destiny. For Farage, 2016 was the start of a global political revolution, with a direct connection between Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.
Farage enjoys being an incendiary political leader and his talk at the Commerce Club is likely to see fireworks. This must attend program will open a window into the thinking of the populist/nationalist movement that is ascendant in the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Opening remarks by
- Clyde C. Tuggle, chairman of the board, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
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