Press Release

26 February 2013

Local MP Julian Brazier will be taking part in the latest Making Politics Matter debate on Friday, 1 March, at Canterbury Christ Church University.

He will be joined by Anthony Hook, Liberal Democrat candidate for the South East at the upcoming European Elections and Chris Clark, Labour parliamentary candidate for Ashford at the next general election.

All three guests will be discussing the recently announced referendum on European Union membership in the debate ‘The anatomy of a mis-understanding? Britain, the European Union and David Cameron's in/out referendum’.

Dr Soeren Keil, Lecturer in International Relations at the University, said: “The United Kingdom joined Europe in 1973, and ever since there has been a controversial discussion on the relationship between Brussels and London. This problematic relationship has arrived at a crossroads; when most European countries decided on a fiscal and banking union in 2012, the UK stayed out and now the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that he will hold a referendum on the British membership of the EU in 2017, should he win the next general elections.

“Will Britain eventually leave the EU? Or will the partnership be revived and Britain and the EU find a modus operandi? If so, what would a working relationship between the UK and the EU look like? 

“We look forward to hearing our guests Julian Brazier MP, Anthony Hook and Chris Clark discuss these and many other issues around the EU and the referendum for what promises to be an interesting debate.”

The anatomy of a mis-understanding? Britain, the European Union and David Cameron's in/out referendum’ takes place on Friday, 1st March 2013, at 7.30pm, Old Sessions House, (Og32), Canterbury Christ Church University. No booking required.

Notes to Editor

  • The Making Politics Matter campaign was launched in 2006. It seeks to engage the general public with political debate on a range of key topics.

 Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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