MEP to address International Club of Portugal

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The British MEP Charles Ayrton Tannock is to address members of the International Club of Portugal on Friday 11 May. The Conservative politician and Member of the European Parliament for London will address Brexit and Britain’s future relationship with her European partners among other issues.


Charles Tannock was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999 and selected for a fourth term in 2014. He was vice-president of the Human Rights Subcommittee (2004-2007) and vice-president of the EU-Ukraine PCC delegation 2004-2009.

A former psychiatrist who speaks French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, he is currently UK Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman and advisor to the UK Overseas Territory Association in the European Parliament.

A pro-European, Tannock applied for, and obtained, Irish citizenship in response to Brexit, describing himself as a “pretty angry pro-European Tory”. Tannock also stated with regards to what has happened since the Brexit referendum that, “I am quite ashamed to be British in many ways.”