Michael Hindley was a Labour Member of the European Parliament from 1984 to 1999 where he was Vice-President of the Trade Committee. Since 1999 he acted as a consultant on Europe’s External Relations for the EU Commission and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. From 2008 to 2020 he acted as trade policy adviser to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). He has been an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC on Globalisation and lectures widely on International Affairs, most recently at Mangalore and Manipal Universities, India and by “zoom” with Gottingen University, Germany and York University, Toronto. He tweets @HindleyLancs firstname.lastname@example.org.