Pros and cons of ‘Brexit’ to be debated at Deepings Business Club event

Ashley Baxter
Ashley Baxter

Voters in the Deepings are being invited to learn more about the pros and cons of EU membership at a public debate.

The event, organised by the Deepings Business Club, will take place at The Deepings School, in Park Road, Deeping St James, on Thursday, May 5, at 7pm.

It will include expert speakers from all sides of the debate.

Arguing the case for remaining in the EU will be Mark Tinsley and Kat Boettge.

Mr Tinsley is a Lincolnshire farmer and businessman who is a Director of the Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Ms Boettge is the East Midlands Green Party spokesperson on the EU referendum.

The case for a ‘Brexit’ – Britain exiting the European Union – will be presented by Ian Richards of TUAEU (Trade Unions Against the EU), alongside a more right-wing voice, which organisers hope will be John Hayes MP, depending on his parliamentary duties.

The role of chairman will be taken by local councillor and business club member, Ashley Baxter.

He said: “This event is designed to be a friendly, informative and balanced debate which will consider how the EU referendum could affect Britain in terms of jobs, trade, immigration, sovereignty and democracy.”

Coun Baxter will be assisted by Prof Rob Ackrill, who is an academic at Nottingham Trent University specialising in European Economics.

For more information about the debate, or to book tickets, visit