San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
BREXIT: AU REVOIR EUROPE?
In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Norman Lamont, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and now conservative peer in the House of Lords, on why he thinks the UK should leave the European Union (EU).
As British chancellor, Lamont presided over Black Wednesday’s financial crash, which led to the withdrawal of the pound from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992, and a painful recession. Two decades later, the diehard Eurosceptic is backing Britain’s pull-out from the EU in the upcoming June 23rd membership referendum.
As we approach this key vote amidst a refugee crisis, an unravelling Eurozone and Russia’s challenge to European dominance, we dissect with him the arguments for and against the so-called Brexit.
This includes the pros and cons for the economy, immigration and security, and the facts behind the assertion that the UK will have a brighter future alone. We will also discuss with him whether Britain’s role in the world will be reinforced or weakened outside the European club, and question whether a victory for the leave camp will be the beginning of the end for the UK and the European project as we know it.
- What will Britain look like outside the EU?
- Will it be better off on its own?
- Can it retain its global status?
- And could Brexit trigger the disintegration of the United Kingdom and the European Union?
Recording starts at 7.30pm but please arrive by 7.00pm to be seated.
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Al Jazeera: Head to Head
Head to Head is Al Jazeera’s forum for ideas, hosted by Mehdi Hasan.
The show tackles the big issues of our time, like faith, democracy and freedom of speech and includes a Q&A with the audience at the Oxford Union.