Leading London ‘experts’ went head-to-head in a debate on whether Britain should remain in the EU.
Brexit supporters and their opponents traded blows on key issues affecting the capital, including immigration and house prices, during the 90 minute panel discussion at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday 7th June.
The Evening Standard-organised debate, chaired by editor Sarah Sands, saw Tory MEP Daniel Hannan, former deputy London mayor Munira Mirza and Green peer Jenny Jones make the case for leave.
They were challenged by CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn, entrepreneur Rohan Silva and Labour MP Chuka Umunna.
The Green Party’s only peer, Baroness Jenny Jones, admitted she is in the minority in her party by campaigning to leave. She says that often the positive policies from the EU are examples of it ‘cleaning up its own mess’. Referencing the vast number of lobbyists in Brussels, she says: ‘The EU has been great for cleaning up our air pollution but it actually caused it in the first place.’
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