Claire Fox MEP
non-attached member of the European Parliament for North West England

Claire Fox is a member of the European Parliament for North West England, representing the Brexit Party.  She was elected in May 2019 and, along with her Brexit Party colleagues, is ‘non-attached’ to any of the parliament’s groups.

Claire established the Academy of Ideas in 2000 to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She has convened the yearly Battle of Ideas festival each year until tacking a sabbatical this year. She also initiated the Debating Matters Competition for sixth-formers and a residential summer school, The Academy, with the aim to demonstrate ‘university as it should be’.

She has been a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and is frequently invited to comment on developments in culture, education, media and free speech issues on TV and radio programmes in the UK such as Newsnight and Any Questions? She is author of a book on free speech, recently republished as I STILL Find That Offensive! (Biteback, 2018), and No Strings Attached! Why arts funding should say no to instrumentalism (Arts&Business, 2007).

Follow Claire on Twitter @Fox_Claire.


Wednesday 16 October, 19:30 Flemish-Dutch House deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels
Future of the EU: The return of remain and reform?

Friday 18 October, 19:30 Sedbergh People's Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh LA10 5DQ
How can we bridge the north-south divide?

Thursday 14 November, 18:00 Milan Foreign Press Association, Via della Palla, 1, 20123 Milano
Future of the EU: the death of Euroscepticism?