Sunday, 17 December 2017

MPs debate pros and cons of European Union

A DEBATE on the European Union referendum was held at Henley Rugby Club on Thursday last week.

A DEBATE on the European Union referendum was held at Henley Rugby Club on Thursday last week.

About 90 people witnessed Labour MP Gisela Stuart, who co-chairs the leave campaign group, trade points of view with Conservative MP Damian Green, who is part of the remain camp.

On June 23 the country will go to the polls to decide whether the country should stay in or leave the EU.

The debate was chaired by Baroness Peta Buscombe, president of the South Oxfordshire Conservative Association, which hosted the event.

Both MPs gave a 10-minute opening statement, before taking questions from the floor.



Topics discussed included changes in security and the economic knock-on effects of leaving the EU.

Dieter Hinke, chairman of the Henley branch of the association, said: “It was an excellent event.

“They were two really good, experienced speakers who started by giving their opinion and then they took questions.

“Gisela Stuart is a top person and it was great to have her there. Damian Green is an ex-minister with great experience and he spoke very well. They were two top speakers and we were very fortunate to have them.”

Mr Hinke said he was surprised that immigration was not discussed during the debate. He added: “There were a lot of questions on if we left and I think Gisela had a good try on explaining the economy, confidence, employment and the future of the country.

“We had a meal afterwards and drinks. Everyone said what a great evening it was.”

Wokingham MP John Redwood will speak at Henley town hall tonight (Friday) on the EU referendum. The discussion, run by Vote Leave, starts at 7pm and ends at 8.30pm.



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