Tuesday, 10 June 2014

D66 at SLF conference

Without great fanfares I note a D66 speaker has been added to the agenda at the Social Liberal Forum conference. Lousewies van der Laan has been both at Dutch MP and an MEP. There is a video of her speaking in Denmark about sustainability that can been viewed here Way back in the mid 1970's Radical Youth for Europe, which I then chaired, organised a fringe meeting with D66 . The speakers included Richard Wainwright and Laurens Jan Brinkhorst later to become undersecretary of state of foreign affairs and a minister of agriculture. Furthermore he was the leader of the D66-group in the Second Chamber of the Dutch parliament. He was also a minister of economic affairs in a later governemt. Journalists gave him the nickname Brilly the kid. At that time D66 did not belong to Liberal International. A couple of years later we organised a seminar with D66 over induustrial policy. Viv Bingham delivered a keynote speach on employee ownership and industrial democracy.

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