Member of the European Parliament, author, and journalist.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
WHERE: Wedgwood Ballroom, Hilton Anatole
Complimentary valet parking is available at the Tower entrance.
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, born 1971 in Lima, Peru, is a British politician and Member of the European Parliament for the South East England region for the Conservative Party. He was first elected as the youngest member of the European Parliament in 1999, and was re-elected in top position in 2004. He serves on the Internal Market Committee.
He was educated at Marlborough College and Oriel College, Oxford where he took a First Class degree in Modern History, was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association and founded the Campaign for an Independent Britain. He also became involved in the Bruges Group.
He has been a lead writer for the Daily Telegraph since 1996. He has also written for various other newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, the German daily Die Welt, the Swiss weekly Weltwoche, The Sunday Telegraph, The Catholic Herald, Freedom Today, the Brussels Journal and The Spectator.
He is the author of “Time for a Fresh Start in Europe” (1993) “A Guide to the Amsterdam Treaty” (1997), “The Euro: Bad for Business” (1998), “The Challenge of the East (1999), “What if Britain Votes No?” (2002) “The Case for EFTA” (2004) and a chapter in The Future of the NHS (2006) edited by Dr Michelle Tempest.
He speaks French and Spanish, and was the first person in Britain to call for a referendum on the European Constitution. He has also campaigned against the EU's restrictions on higher dose vitamin supplements and herbal remedies, and for the winding up of the South East England Regional Assembly.
He is married and has two young daughters.