Emily Thornberry, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
Under the new leadership of Keir Starmer, the British Labour Party is going through a process of transition, seeking to redefine itself after a series of electoral defeats by outlining a clear and ambitious agenda ahead of the next general election. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Labour Party’s new approach to opposition and its clear domestic policy agenda are driving a resurgence in the national polls, but its aspirations on the global stage remain largely undiscussed.
Emily Thornberry, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, will brief Asia House Corporate Members on the Labour Party’s position on UK foreign policy and its vision for international trade in an off-the-record discussion on 20 October.
The Shadow Secretary will discuss the role of Asia in the UK’s trade agenda, and how the Labour Party plans to work with partners in the region. With the current government pursuing an ambitious agenda of trade deals under its ‘Global Britain’ strategy, Thornberry will also cover the Labour Party’s priorities for trade deals and Britain’s potential accession to CPTPP.
This digital briefing, moderated by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, is being convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members.
To register interest in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
READ Asia House Advisory’s briefing note on the UK’s trade agenda in Asia Pacific.