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Aug 06

Putting the Government in Charge: Why America Should Avoid Europe's Mistakes

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

On March 24, 2009, Daniel Hannan became an overnight internet sensation when a YouTube recording of his three-minute speech responding to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's remarks before the European Parliament went viral.  As the most viewed video for two days running and with over 2.4 million hits to date, Dan Hannan's speech opposing higher public spending, tax increases, and record borrowing in the current economic crisis sparked international debate. 

In a series of major U.S. television interviews, Dan Hannan has also criticized U.S. plans for British-style socialized health care, exorbitant stimulus spending and Brussels-style cap and trade policies.  Join us as Dan Hannan explains why America should not rush to adopt failed European policies.

Daniel Hannan has been a member of the European Parliament since 1999.  He is also a leading journalist and writes a regular blog for the Telegraph.  He has published several books, most recently The Plan which calls for radical political reforms in Britain and the application of U.S.-style Jeffersonian democracy to British political conditions.  He is a regular media commentator in both the U.S. and UK and has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC and ITV.  He blogs daily at www.hannan.co.uk.

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Daniel Hannan
Member of the European Parliament,
South East England

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