Prime minister Theresa May has invited us to strengthen her negotiating position with Europe by voting for her in the UK general election on 8 June. But nobody really knows what her position is, still less how Brexit will position Britain in relation to Europe and the rest of the world.
As part of the Partitions film project, sponsored by the University of East London’s Office for Civic Engagement, UEL Journalism students are hosting, streaming and recording a panel debate on the consequences of Brexit: is it bound to be divisive, or could Britain’s exit from the European Union turn out to be constructive and inclusive?
A panel comprised of Greens, Liberal Democrats, Labour and UKIP representatives, together with East London creatives and a school governor, will answer questions posed by the student audience and by presenter Liam MacDevitt.
The full line-up is as follows:
- Paul Oakley, member of UKIP’s national executive council, barrister.
- Alan Craig, Former Christian People’s Alliance member, current UKIP member. Canning Town South Ward councillor.
- Anita Pollack, Former Labour Member of European Parliament. Author ‘New Labour in Europe: Leadership and Lost Opportunities’ . Chair Newham Fabians.
- Rachel Collinson, Green Party spokesperson for Business. General election candidate for West Ham. Board member: Unlock Democracy.
- Paul Reynolds, Liberal Democrats. Foreign policy & international economics advisor.
- Dr Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert, educator, writer, researcher. Governor at the East London Science School.
- Ana Elisa Baptista, Artist-Writer-Photographer-Videographer. Student at the University of Bedfordshire.
With such a mix of guests, the event is sure to create an interesting debate.
Everyone is welcome, so if you’re free at 6.30pm, Thursday 4 May, and you want to join a public debate on the biggest political issue in decades, come along to Room SD1.12 in the SportsDock at the University of East London, Docklands Campus.
Make sure to email Liam MacDevitt to secure your seats – places are filling fast.
The Partitions film project is a joint venture with The Samosa.