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In or Out? Informing the political debate and popular opinion on UK’s EU membership

21st April 2016
  • ResPublica

In association with the James Madison Charitable Trust, the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, including ResPublica trustee Professor Adrian Pabst, is organising a series of three seminars entitled “In or Out? Informing the political debate and popular opinion on UK’s EU membership”. These seminars will take place in the run-up to the referendum and focus respectively on the economy, politics, and security.

The aim of this series is to try to bring some clarity to the debate about Brexit by focusing on the fundamental arguments in favour, and against, remaining in the EU. Our seminars will bring together senior politicians, influential think-tank analysts, leading academics and journalists from both sides of the debate.

The second seminar is on The EU’s Polity. Its focus will be on national sovereignty and ‘ever-closer union’, welfare and immigration, as well as relations between national parliaments and the European Parliament.

This seminar will take place on Thursday 21 April 2016, 2.30pm – 6.45pm in Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EU.

The confirmed speakers are as follows:

  •                                     Prof. Catherine Barnard (Cambridge)
  •                                     Sir William Cash MP (Conservative)
  •                                     Lord Bernard Donoughue (Labour)
  •                                     Prof. John Erik Fossum (Oslo)
  •                                     Richard Corbett MEP (Labour)
  •                                     Cllr Bill Etheridge MEP (UKIP)
  •                                     Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska (Centre for European Reform)
  •                                     Timothy Kirkhope MEP (Conservative)
  •                                     Baroness Julie Smith (Cambridge)

For tickets, please visit the event page

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