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Is Britain better off in or out of the EU?

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We interviewed two of Britain’s most lucid voices on the EU-Brexit debate in an effort to both inform and impassion anyone yet to decide how they’ll be voting on 23 June.

With just over a week until polling day, the national debate has been littered with misleading statistics and abstract arguments. These two short interviews offer the progressive case both for and against UK membership of the EU, whilst also aiming to offer a better understanding of how the EU works.

Part one features Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion. Part two features John Hilary, Executive Director at War on Want.

Part one

Part two

RELATED: Should Britain leave the European Union? Kelvin Hopkins and Caroline Lucas go head to head in our May New Internationalist magazine

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  1. #1 Debbie 20 Jun 16

    Heart says out to give us the chance of real change.

    Head says in - unless we can change the government - because this Government is a lethal force who do little to help those in greatest need and if out of the EU could well have an even worse agenda in the short term (until we can vote again to re elect a new government) .

    We need an intelligent forward thinking leader who has actually lived in the real world and actually had to survive on a low income (even if as a student) without a massive bank balance to cushion him !! How can anyone from a upper class background have any idea how people have to live without a realistic income.

    It would be dreadful if we lose our NHS ,
    If we fail to improve services for sick, elderly and particularly for disabled people because at the moment they are all struggling. The once supported activities and supported work opportunities have gone and the alternatives are just ridiculous and impractical for all but the most able with disabilities.
    Education needs to be totally re-vamped too. Less chiefs and far more indians!! Less paperwork for teachers and more time for students to learn.

    I don't know how all this is achievable but somehow we need to change things for the better - Not keep changing everything at great cost and making it worse for everyone.

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