Sleepwalking out of Europe?

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Venue
TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College
A General Election debate with local parliamentary candidates, organised by Global Directions.

Speakers

  • Layla Moran - Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon
  • Sally Copley - Labour parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon
  • Alan Harris - UKIP parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon
  • Mark Stevenson - Green Party parliamentary candidate for Henley

Restrictions on immigration from the EU; talk of withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR); controversies over the European Arrest Warrant—these are but a few issues in a long list of cases that trouble Britain’s relationship with the EU's institutions, as well as its 27 other members.

Such developments raise a number of important questions for Britain: does the country’s future lie in Europe? How will the British government maintain good relations with its European neighbours? And, what will be the new government’s priorities with regards to the EU?

Global Directions organised a debate with local parliamentary candidates on these issues.

 

Photo: by Dave Kellam [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons