University to host debate on Britain’s place in the EU

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The University of Bedfordshire will host a debate about Britain’s place in the European Union on Wednesday, April 8.

The Britain in Europe Conference will discuss what an EU exit following 2017’s planned referendum would mean for the nation.

Lord Roger Liddle, Chairman of Policy Network, David Charter, Berlin Correspondent for The Times and Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell will be speaking on the day.

The event was organised by Dr Paul Rowinski, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, in conjunction with the Centre for International Media Analysis, Research and Consultancy.

Dr Paul Rowinski said: “Europe is in crisis, precipitated by problems with the Euro.

“Euroscepticism across the continent, after last Spring’s EU elections, is at all-time high and nowhere more so than in the UK.

“This public conference will be a timely, open and balanced debate about Britain’s place in Europe and more specifically, the portrayal and communication of Europe in Britain by politicians, journalists and social media professionals.

“Are the public well informed about what the EU does and how Britain contributes, is penalised and gains?”

It will be at the University’s Postgraduate and CPD Centre, from 8:30am till 4:30pm, and is open to everyone, to register a place, email: britainineurope@beds.ac.uk.