Third and final Question Time-style event to examine Brexit’s impact on democracy
The University of Northampton will be hosting its third and final instalment of its trilogy of debates which have focused on different aspects of the potential impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
‘Brexit and Democracy’ will take place on Tuesday 21 November and follows on from the successful ‘Brexit and Prosperity’ and ‘Brexit and Community’ events that occurred earlier this year.
The latest instalment will give the audience the opportunity to discuss the Brexit process and how it exemplifies or challenges the much-admired and cherished traditions and values of British democracy.
The event is being organised by University of Northampton students, with the support of Northamptonshire County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, David Laing, who is also the University’s Pro Chancellor.
Open to all, the evening will include a Question Time-style session, with the audience interacting with a panel comprising:
- Dr Suzanne McDonald-Walker – Senior Lecturer, International Relations and Politics, University of Northampton,
- Tom Blenkinsop – Community TU and formerly MP for Middlesbrough South,
- Jason Farrell – Senior Political Correspondent, Sky News,
- Dominic Hopkins – Partner Hewitsons LLP and the Under Sheriff of Northamptonshire.
BBC Radio Northampton presenter John Griff will be question master for the evening.
Adrian Pryce, Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Northampton, who organised the event said: “This is likely to be the most lively and contentious of the series so far, with an informed and high profile panel drawn from all aspects of community life, local as well as national, all with a professional interest in Brexit.”
‘Brexit and Democracy’ takes place in the Cottesbrooke building on Park Campus from 6pm. Doors open at 5.30pm with refreshments in the Hub.
The event is free to attend, but as places are limited, attendees must register in advance via the event website.