Alasdair brought together a list of business interests from across Northern Ireland to discuss the European Referendum in the Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast on 17 June 2016. Tragically Alasdair’s Parliamentary colleague Jo Cox was murdered the previous day in an attack which sent shock waves right across these Islands. Jo’s bravery and commitment to do what was right is something that has inspired Alasdair.
At our breakfast meeting we held a minute’s silence and Alasdair said a few words about Jo.
Coming just one week before the EU Referendum vote, this meeting allowed business interests to discuss how a British withdrawal from the EU would affect the economy here in particular. Alasdair was joined by other panellists, Steve Aiken MLA and Jim Nicholson MEP.