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This house would leave the EU

September 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm

The UK position within the European Union has been the subject of much public debate. A growing number of Euro-sceptics within the UK and across Europe accuse it of having an overly large bureaucratic structure and argue that the free movement of labour unfairly affects the richer states.

Supporters of the UK membership argue that it forms part of a powerful trading bloc and argue that the UK is best served through having influence within the EU.

With the recent rise in support for UKIP and a high profile defection from The Conservatives, the Manchester Debating Union asks: should the UK leave the EU?

Proposition Speakers:

Steven Woolfe
– UKIP MEP for the North West

Douglas Cochran
– Studied Economics & International Relations at St. Andrews University and Law at the University of Cambridge. Finalist at the European Universities Debating Championships.

Opposition Speakers:

Peter Wilding
-Director of the pro-EU pressure group ‘British Influence’

Julie Ward
– Labour Party MEP for the North West


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September 18, 2014
5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
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