The Constitution Unit


The UCL EU Referendum Debate: To Remain or To Leave?

Thursday 16 June 2016, 6-7.30pm

Following the shocking murder of the MP for Batley and Spen, Jo Cox, campaigning for the EU referendum was suspended on 16 June 2016.  The planned UCL EU Referendum Debate, which had been due to feature leading figures from both campaigns, was therefore changed into a Meet the Experts Q&A.  A panel of academics with expertise in the politics and economics of the EU and the processes around the referendum answered a wide range of questions from audience members.  The panellists were:

  • Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London and Director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative
  • Dr Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics at the London School of Economics and at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance
  • Dr Simon Usherwood, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Surrey and Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative
  • Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit at UCL.

The event was organised by the UCL Constitution Unit, UCL School of Public Policy, and UCL European Institute.  It was chaired by Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit.

A video of the event is now available online. Please click here to watch the debate.