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Lembit Öpik

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Born in Northern Ireland in 1965 to Estonian parents, Lembit Öpik studied Economics, then Philosophy at Bristol University. In 1988, He joined multi-national firm Procter & Gamble in Advertising, rising to Global Human Resources Training & Development Manager for the 112,000 staff. Lembit was British MP from 1997-2010, and as Shadow Secretary State for Northern Ireland helped negotiate the Northern Ireland peace. Lembit also chairs the world’s only Digital Parliament – Asgardia, the first ‘space nation.’ An intense liberatarian, Lembit regards increasing societal pressure to conform as the ‘potential end of reason.’ He regards the ‘climate emergency’ mantra as a ‘free speech emergency,’ where vested interests oppress scientific rigour: ‘They’ve the right to be wrong, but they’ve no right to silence other people who are right.’ He’s been broadcasting since the early 1990s on radio and television, and is a feature filmmaker and author.

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