Breakfast Briefing

Quotes of the Week

Different views on Brexit

Alastair Campbell:

“Unless Brexit gets f**ked Britain is f**ked. Zealots, ideologues, cowardly MPs and far right media the only ones keeping the f**kery alive”

Czech writer Jan Stuller:

“Is it really entirely normal, that over the space of one decade, Eastern European languages have now become more frequently spoken on some parts of the London public transport than English? (Just take a ride on the DLR from Canning Town to Beckton).”

“Brexit is the result of toxic political contests and the personal goals of various political leaders who were aiming to achieve too much over too short a period of time, with little or no regard for anything else.”

Tweet of the week

Chris Addison (Thick of It Actor) in response to Alastair Campbell above:

Weird weather of the Week

Joey D’Urso:

“Can anyone remind me what comes next, is it the locusts or the frogs?”

Event of the week

Conference of the week

This week Sodexo held it’s Quality of Life conference in London. The two day event was created around a core mission of improving quality of life with the business constantly looking at new ways to enhance the well-being of people.

The conference provided the opportunity to explore new solutions for tomorrow’s needs and the audience from around the world discovered how to address some of tomorrow’s challenges.

The future of quality of life was explored through the eyes of different consumer groups: from corporate employees to patients to students. Challenge sessions were also held and featured seasoned leaders and rising changemakers with a focus on new solutions.

Speakers at the conference included Anousheh Ansari, the first female Muslim in space, the first Iranian-born person in space, and the first female space tourist. As well as Nick Bostrom, a  Professor at Oxford University, Jane Fonda – actress, writer and political activist, Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors and many more inspiring individuals from a spectrum of companies.
Find out more about the Quality of Life conference here.

Venue of the week

The Exchange

Set Piece Events, working with Adam Elliott’s Concerto Group, have a new rugby hospitality venue in Twickenham – The Exchange.

With England playing 3 matches at HQ during November, places are still available to enjoy some first class food and company before and after two of the matches.

Details:

England vs Argentina                 11th November
Includes food, drinks and pre match entertainment hosted by England & British and Irish Lion, John Bentley with other guests.

England vs Australia                    18th November
Includes food, drinks and pre match entertainment hosted by England & British and Irish Lion, John Bentley with other guests.

To receive a special 10% off please contact ian@setpieceevents.co.uk and quote EP.

For more information please visit www.setpieceevents.co.uk

 

 

 

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