Should students care about the EU? (Debate on 8th March 2016)

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The organisation Universities UK is hosting a live debate about the EU referendum on the 8th March that you can attend if you are free. It sounds really good if you can make it:

"For the first time in more than 40 years we will soon have the opportunity to have a say on whether we should remain in the European Union.There are nearly two and a half million students in the UK who could play a decisive role in this referendum debate.

To explore this crucial issues for students, the National Union of Students and Universities UK are organising a major national event, a Question Time style debate on Tuesday 8th March titled ‘Should students careabout the EU?’.

The event, which will feature speakers from both sides of the debate, will take place at Church House in Westminster, central London from 19.45-21.00. Book now to secure your free place. Panellists confirmed include:
  • Megan Dunn, President, NUS; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Thomas Collins, UKIP Students Officer
  • Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Owen Paterson, Conservative MP; former Cabinet Minister (2010-2014); Vote Leave ParliamentaryPlanning Committee
The event is part of a series of events hosted by Universities UK as part of their Universities for Europe campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the value of the UK’s membership of the EU to our universities –and why this matters to the British public, economy and society.

Please register to secure your free place.
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(Original post by Captain Jack)
The organisation Universities UK is hosting a live debate about the EU referendum on the 8th March that you can attend if you are free. It sounds really good if you can make it:

"For the first time in more than 40 years we will soon have the opportunity to have a say on whether we should remain in the European Union.There are nearly two and a half million students in the UK who could play a decisive role in this referendum debate.

To explore this crucial issues for students, the National Union of Students and Universities UK are organising a major national event, a Question Time style debate on Tuesday 8th March titled ‘Should students careabout the EU?’.

The event, which will feature speakers from both sides of the debate, will take place at Church House in Westminster, central London from 19.45-21.00. Book now to secure your free place. Panellists confirmed include:
  • Megan Dunn, President, NUS; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Thomas Collins, UKIP Students Officer
  • Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Owen Paterson, Conservative MP; former Cabinet Minister (2010-2014); Vote Leave ParliamentaryPlanning Committee
The event is part of a series of events hosted by Universities UK as part of their Universities for Europe campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the value of the UK’s membership of the EU to our universities –and why this matters to the British public, economy and society.

Please register to secure your free place.
Does look interesting (though i can't get to London and am now a graduate) however i'm concerned that the Out campaign is being represented by the Kippers rather than a Tory and also that the NUS is being actively political perhaps. Plus Paterson is not exactly the most respectable MP. A far better panel could have been formed.

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At any rate, students should care about the EU given the influence that it will have over their lives whether good or bad. History suggests however that firstly most students won't bother voting and secondly that very few will come to an informed decision as most will vote based on single issues and probably deem the Out camp racist.

I don't want to defend the Out camp here (both are damning indictments of referendums) but in this case i probably sound like i have.
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(Original post by Captain Jack)
The organisation Universities UK is hosting a live debate about the EU referendum on the 8th March that you can attend if you are free. It sounds really good if you can make it:

"For the first time in more than 40 years we will soon have the opportunity to have a say on whether we should remain in the European Union.There are nearly two and a half million students in the UK who could play a decisive role in this referendum debate.

To explore this crucial issues for students, the National Union of Students and Universities UK are organising a major national event, a Question Time style debate on Tuesday 8th March titled ‘Should students careabout the EU?’.

The event, which will feature speakers from both sides of the debate, will take place at Church House in Westminster, central London from 19.45-21.00. Book now to secure your free place. Panellists confirmed include:
  • Megan Dunn, President, NUS; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Thomas Collins, UKIP Students Officer
  • Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Owen Paterson, Conservative MP; former Cabinet Minister (2010-2014); Vote Leave ParliamentaryPlanning Committee
The event is part of a series of events hosted by Universities UK as part of their Universities for Europe campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the value of the UK’s membership of the EU to our universities –and why this matters to the British public, economy and society.

Please register to secure your free place.
Students should care about leaving the eu if they want less competition for jobs and housing.


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Students should care about leaving the eu if they want less competition for jobs and housing.

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Evidence actually suggests that demand for lawyers and accountants ect.. increases because of immigration. Hence EU migration is unlikely to significantly impact graduate employment.

It's at the bottom end where natives are suffering from competition but to be frank, if you can't get a job in retail then there's something very wrong with yourself.
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Evidence actually suggests that demand for lawyers and accountants ect.. increases because of immigration. Hence EU migration is unlikely to significantly impact graduate employment.

It's at the bottom end where natives are suffering from competition but to be frank, if you can't get a job in retail then there's something very wrong with yourself.
Retail jobs are to be cut by a third in the next 9 years.
I agree it effects the lowest third the most but it does effect the next third also


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