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Is the EU bad for business?

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October 20, 2015

6:30 pm

Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE


Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group

Dominic Cummings, director, 'Vote Leave' campaign

Will Straw, executive director, ' Stronger In' Campaign

Helena Morrissey, founder, the 30% Club

Andy Bagnall, director of campaigns, CBI

Professor Iain Begg, professorial research fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.


David Cameron is set to hold the in-or-out referendum on Britain’s future membership of the European Union as early as June next year, but what will it mean for British business?

The EU is Britain’s largest trading partner. Some believe free trade between member nations make it easier and cheaper for British companies to export goods to Europe while others believe we’re better off as a UK entity than as a 28-country bloc, freeing our businesses to operate on a global stage.

On 20 October, our panel of experts debated whether the EU is indeed bad for business. Click here to listen to the discussion in full.