Executive Council member, Fire Brigades Union; National Organiser, Trade Unionists Against the EU
Paul Embery has been a firefighter in the London Fire Brigade for 20 years and serves on the Executive Council of the Fire Brigades Union. He is also the national organiser of Trade Unionists Against the EU and was prominent in the Leave campaign during the EU referendum.
Paul has been a member of the Labour Party since 1994 and is active within the Blue Labour tendency. He has written about the growing disconnect between the working-class and the Left, caused by the latter’s embrace of liberal cosmopolitanism.
Paul is a passionate defender of liberty and freedom of expression. He lists his heroes as Attlee, Keynes, Orwell and Maurice Glasman. He grew up in Dagenham and is (unfathomably) a lifelong supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulEmbery
Saturday 28 October, 10:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Party politics: realignment or disintegration?
Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Cinema 2
Silencing hate speech: censorship or civility?