Daniel Hannan MEP – Honorary President
Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999.
He speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes that the European Union is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free.
Steve Baker MP
Steve Baker’s career began in the Royal Air Force before reading for an MSc in Computer Science at St Cross College, Oxford, and joining a specialist, entrepreneurial software firm.
In 2010, he was elected Member of Parliament for Wycombe, campaigning against bail-outs for the financial sector, against central banking and against the construction of High Speed 2.
He was a co-founder of The Cobden Institute, sitting on its advisory board, and is co-chairman of Conservatives for Britain, a group of MPs arguing for the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Matt Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, is a scientist with BA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University. He worked for the Economist for nine years as science editor and Washington correspondent and American editor before becoming a self-employed writer and businessman.
He was founding chairman of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle and was elected one of 92 hereditary peers in the House of Lords in 2013.
He has written a number of books on the science behind human nature, including The Rational Optimist: How prosperity evolves, arguing that human beings are not only wealthier but healthier, happier, cleaner, cleverer, kinder, freer, more peaceful and more equal than they have ever been.
Syed Kamall MEP
Syed Kamall is a Conservative MEP for London, the city in which he was born.
In Brussels he is chairman of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group and a member of the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee which sets the regulatory framework for one of London’s most important industries; financial services.
He is also Chairman of the European Parliament’s Friends of Sports Cross Party group.