What would the British and EU citizens wake up to if the UK voted to exit the EU? How would that impact trade, prices, politics, jobs and daily life on both sides of the channel?
Would London remain Europe’s financial centre? It has done fine outside the euro, but will the EU remain Britain’s biggest customer for trade? Who wins, who loses with a Brexit? Will the EU without the Union Jack be able to reform its single market and stir more competition? Will EU federalists say ‘good riddance’, freer to drive deeper integration?
What about the UK’s and the EU’s standing in the world? Will they matter less separately in global crises? Will it be easier for other powers to divide and conquer
These are the burning questions discussed in The Network by host Chris Burns and his panel of experts: David Campbell-Bannerman, British Conservative MEP, a former UKIP chairman, author of Time to Jump – exploring a Britain outside the EU. Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, which picks some of the hottest companies throughout Europe.
And Jo Leinen, socialist MEP, member of the pro-federalist Spinelli group of politicians, NGOs and experts.
Watch the video to see the debate in full.