Revealed: Special guests for our Magna
Carta celebration

800 years of liberty - Magna Carta & Waterloo Dinner

Conservatives for Liberty are delighted to announce we will be joined by three further MPs and a Peer of the Realm for 800 Years of Liberty – our black tie dinner with Jacob Rees-Mogg MP celebrating the octocentenary of the Magna Carta and the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, at the luxurious Savile Club in Mayfair on June 10.

Joining our speaker Mr Rees-Mogg as honoured guests will be champions of liberty Owen Paterson, David Davis, John Redwood and Matt Ridley, otherwise known as the 5th Viscount Ridley and one of the 90 hereditary peers elected to sit in the House of Lords.


Venue: Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

Date & time: 10th June 2015. Reception at 7:30pm for dinner at 8pm

Dresscode: Black tie

Tickets: £80 per person, tables of 10 available

Book: Email events@con4lib.com to confirm your place & for payment details


Menu

Prosseco on arrival

Poached lobster, lemon mayonnaise and watercress

Olive and herb crusted rack of lamb with a pave of celeriac, potato and turnips, tender stem broccoli and aged port jus

Eton Mess with meringue pearls and crème Chantilly, sugared lemon balm

Coffee


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The Savile Club ballroom

The night will begin with a reception in the club’s ornate ballroom (featured on Downton Abbey), followed by dinner.

The event celebrates the foundation of our liberties at Runnymede, where the barons confronted King John with their demands on June 10, 1215; their preservation at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815; and their dissemination across the globe in the subsequent century of Pax Britannica.

Only three of the Magna Carta’s 63 clauses remain on statute in English Law; two of these concern the rights and privileges of the Church of England and City of London but the third, clause XXIX, underpins the legal systems of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a host of other Commonwealth realms – in spirit if not in statute.

NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.

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The staircase leading to the Savile Club ballroom

Not for nothing did judge and constitutional expert Lord Denning describe the Magna Carta as “the greatest constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.”

Tables are filling up fast but there are a few places remaining – to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the foundation of this great nation’s ancient liberties, email events@con4lib.com for further information on how to secure your place. Tickets are priced at £80 and table bookings of ten are available.