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Should Preston back staying in Europe or going? UCLan debate to tackle issue

Posted on - 6th April, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Events, News, Politics, UCLan, University
UCLan's vice-chancellor wants to stay in the EU, but one of his economics professors disagrees

UCLan’s vice-chancellor wants to stay in the EU, but one of his economics professors disagrees

Should Britain stay or should it go when it comes to Europe?

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There’s a division between senior figures at the University of Central Lancashire as the university’s vice-chancellor is set to debate with one of its economics professors on the issue.

Professor Mike Thomas, vice-chancellor, and Preston MP Mark Hendrick, are both speaking for the UK staying in the EU.

In the opposing corner will be Phil Whyman, professor of economics at the Preston-based university, and Dr Mark Bainbridge, senior economics lecturer at the University of Bradford, want to see an exit from Europe.

TV journalist Fiona Armstrong chairs the Oxford Union-style debate in the Darwin Lecture Theatre on the UCLan campus.

Related: David Cameron visits BAE Warton to launch EU referendum campaign

Members of the public are able to ask questions.

The free event takes place on Thursday 28 April from 7pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. You need to register a place via Eventbrite.

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