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The heart of the matter: passion, politics and the EU referendum

Both Leave and Remain have appealed to voters’ guts to the extent that reason itself has become suspicious. Emotions will rule the day on 23 June, but at what cost?
23 June 2016
Uta Staiger
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Starts: Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The price of solidarity: is Brexit worth it?

A misunderstanding of history and of historical time has put European solidarity on the chopping block. Think carefully before allowing the axe to swing, pleads Jan Kubik, Director of the School of Slavonic & East European Studies at UCL.
23 June 2016
Jan Kubik
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Starts: Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Undecided on the referendum? These are the three questions to ask yourself in the voting booth

If there is one thing people can agree on as they prepare to vote on the UK’s EU membership: comprehensive, comprehensible and trustworthy information is in short supply. Every day, the quality of the debate sinks to a new low – yet the stakes are as high as ever. How, then, are you supposed to make your decision on June 23? What questions should you ask yourself when you enter the polling booth?
16 June 2016
Uta Staiger
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Starts: Jun 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act 2011

Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19 AM

Start: Oct 08, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Oct 08, 2013 12:00 AM

Britain & Europe Series. 8 October 2013

When
8 October 2013, 6-7.30pm

Where:
UCL Faculty of Laws Moot Court
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London

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Britain & Europe Series

Eventbrite - Britain & Europe Seminar Series: 'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act 2011


Speakers:

  • Professor Paul Craig, Professor of English Law and Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford
  • Professor Robert Hazell, Professor of British Politics & Government, and Director of the Constitution Unit, UCL
  • Professor Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory, University of Edinburgh,Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law and Constitutional Adviser to the Scottish Parliament Referendum Bill Committee
  • Chaired by Dr Jeff King, Senior Lecturer in Law, UCL

The UK's European Union Act 2011 has instituted procedures designed to curtail the ability of Ministers and of the UK Parliament itself to approve certain decisions involving the extension or alteration of EU treaty rights or powers, or the taking of EU decisions under existing powers, unless such action is supported by a popular UK-wide referendum. As Foreign Secretary William Hague put it, “Now you have the power to veto EU changes”. These 'referendum lock' provisions have implications for the British constitution as well as for the UK's role in the EU.  Three of Britain's leading constitutional and EU law scholars will discuss these implications in a stimulating debate, with considerable time devoted to discussion afterwards.  Scholars, students, and members of the public are most welcome to the lecture and drinks afterwards.


About the Series Britain & Europe

The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. The UCL 'Britain and Europe' seminar series examines the relationship between the United Kingdom, and both the European Union and the Council of Europe. The aim of the series is to discuss important policy issues, with a special focus on their legal dimension. Topics to be addressed include the EU referendum, immigration, human rights, competition policy and taxation.

The series is convened by Prof Piet Eeckhout and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws).

This series is in association with UCL Laws and the UCL Institute for Human Rights.

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