POLITICS: Celeb politicians in EU ‘Question Time’

GUESTS: Neil and Christine Hamilton.
GUESTS: Neil and Christine Hamilton.

CELEBRITY politicians Neil and Christine Hamilton will be guests of hoteliers Malcolm and Karen Weaving for a “Question Time” debate about Britain’s future in Europe.

Mr and Mrs Weaving, who used to own the Stirk House at Gisburn, will host “The European Union - What’s Wrong and What’s Right for Britain,” at their hotel and conference centre, The Rendezvous, Skipton, next Thursday, February 21st.

Christine Hamilton, “I’m a Celebrity” star and “British Battleaxes” author, will start the evening on a light-hearted note.

Husband Neil, the former MP who has turned his back on the Conservative Party and now supports the UK Independence Party, will be on the debating panel.

Nigel Evans, Ribble Valley MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, will play the David Dimbleby role as chairman.

Also on the panel are Skipton and Ripon MP MP Julian Smith (Con) Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe (Lab) and Euro-MPs Mike Nattrass (UKIP) and Edward McMillan-Scott (Lib-Dem).

The panel have to answer questions put by three entrepreneurs with business interests in the UK, Europe and overseas: Barry Dodd of Global Service, Alan Halsall of Silver Cross and Dennis Mendoros of Euravia.

Mr Weaving said: “The questions will be focused on more logic, less politics; how to get the best for Britain out of the EU, how to go about retrieving domestic decision making, how to hurdle the EU red tape and how to cut the costs and wastage created by the EU.”

Tickets for the debate and supper are £20, and overnight B and B is £50; inquiries to Mr Weaving on 01756 700100.