Labour peer Lord Andrew Adonis and Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan debated Brexit this week, helping Jewish Care raise £25,000.
More than 200 people gathered at Claridge’s in Mayfair to listen to the two politicians discuss their views on Brexit over breakfast.
Opening the debate, Lord Howard Leigh praised the Jewish charity’s work supporting members of the community who live with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Moderating the debate, Sky News political correspondent Tamara Cohen quipped she “had not spoken in front of that many Jews since my bat mitzvah.”
Meanwhile Lord Adonis said that leaving the EU would be a “mistake” and a “national act of self-harm” incurring a “generation long negotiation” to seek membership.
On the opposite side of the debate, Hannan quoted from former PM Winston Churchill: “We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked, but not comprised. We are interested and associated, but not absorbed.”