Debate on the European Union Referendum
The bank hosted a lively debate on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.
Jeff Randall, Sky news presenter facilitated the debate, opening the evening by asking the audience how many were undecided and more than half the audience raised their hands. Guests then heard opposing views from Jon Moynihan, Chairman of Vote Leave and Roland Rudd, Treasurer for Britain Stronger in Europe Campaign and Chairman of Business for New Europe.
Jon Moynihan put his views forward for leaving the EU. Jon’s argument was based upon sovereignty, democracy and “the fatal conceit” of bureaucrats.
Roland Rudd then put his opposing views forward for staying in the EU. Roland’s argument focused on economics.
A Q&A session enabled the audience to directly ask the speakers. As one of the speakers stressed “this was the most important vote we will make in our lifetime”. Finally, Jeff Randall asked for another show of hands of the undecided and the number was much reduced.