The Centre for Islamic Finance welcomed former Chancellor of the Exchequer and CIF director Lord Norman Lamont to speak on the topic of ‘Britain and the EU - the future of a troubled relationship’.

Lord Lamont is renowned for being a Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and as a member of the House of Commons for twenty-five years.

During his lecture, Lord Lamont charted Britain’s history with the European Union, from its entry in 1973, the decision to opt out of the Euro in the early 90s and the troubles facing the Eurozone today.

In opening, Lord Lamont recounted his maiden speech supporting Britain’s involvement with the European Union, which it joined in 1973.