This timely debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas questions whether the EU can be reformed, cope with open borders and ever provide economic leadership. Does the EU solve or confound economic problems? Would the UK have a chance to thrive or be lucky to survive after Brexit? And is the issue really a political one? Well worth reflecting on in the run up to the UK referendum, the speakers who don’t agree raise vital questions.
In this debate, chaired by Peter Lloyd, a consultant in financial markets research, the speakers are: Kishwer Falkner; Baroness Falkner of Margravine; chair, House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee; member, EU Select Committee, Thomas Kielinger, UK correspondent, Die Welt, Matthew Kirk, group external affairs director, Vodafone, Philippe Legrain, visiting senior fellow, LSE’s European Institute; author, Immigrants: your country needs them and European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right and Phil Mullan, economist; director, Epping Consulting business advice; author, The Imaginary Time Bomb.