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Road to 2015: time to hear from UKIP

CPRE often hears from external speakers on the day of its AGM. Last year it was Nick Boles the Planning Minister, who gave a rather thoughtful speech. A couple of years before, we had Oliver Letwin. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Caroline Lucas have all delivered the CPRE lecture, and I am pleased that Hilary Benn will be delivering this year’s lecture, in London on 11 September. So engaging with politicians is nothing new.

The speaker immediately before this year’s AGM will be Nigel Farage, and as the invitation has proved controversial I thought I would set out why we made it, and why I am pleased he has accepted. Continue reading ‘Road to 2015: time to hear from UKIP’