Brexit or Bremain?
A desperate political wriggle by PM David Cameron to tame the Tory right and hold off UKIP in 2013 has mutated into the biggest political decision since the Common Market referendum: Should Britain leave the European Union? Many in both the rival campaigns predict preposterous consequences either way. But beyond scaremongering about migrants, what are the big issues?
Will Britain leaving the EU herald economic revival or help push the economies of Europe over the edge? Will staying only guarantee years of austerity?
As European law supersedes national decisions, could the UK regain the sovereignty and democracy it lost to the bureaucratic behemoth of Brussels? Would abandoning the EU simply see many UK laws and regulations sold off as the price of trading with the EU’s infamous Open Market?
Do the people of Britain alone have the right to make a decision that risks fracture of the Eurozone, weakening European unity and the break-up of the UK itself? Or do the people of Britain have a duty to assert their independence and encourage all the people of Europe to do the same?
Thursday the 2nd of June - 7:00pm