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Special Debate: Should Britain Leave the EU?

16 May 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Chatham House London, UK


Caroline Lucas, Member of Parliament, Green Party
Hilary Benn, Member of Parliament and Shadow Foreign Secretary, Labour Party

Chris Grayling
, Member of Parliament, Conservative Party; Leader of the House of Commons
Suzanne Evans, Parliamentary Spokesperson, UKIP

Chair: Nick Watt, Political Editor, BBC Newsnight



With the UK referendum on EU membership fast approaching, Chatham House will host a special debate among four senior UK politicians: two in favour of leaving and two arguing that Britain should remain.

The speakers will each briefly present their core arguments before taking part in a moderated discussion, debating the key points raised during their remarks.

In the last half hour, attendees will have a chance to put their own questions and counter-arguments to the panel.