All Saints Church in Marlow will be hosting a public debate on Friday 6th May at 5.30pm to help people make their minds up with regards to the forthcoming EU referendum. The event is not a church thing – it’s intended for the whole community to come and hear both sides to help them make up their mind before they vote.
Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC, Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield (including Marlow) will be arguing the case for remaining a part of the EU, while John Petley from the Campaign for an Independent Britain will be arguing against.
The United Kingdom has been a member of the European Union since 1973, but could this often rocky relationship be coming to an end? On the 23rd June the UK will go to the polls to decide whether we are to remain a member. The EU has evolved significantly over the years, and while many people feel the UK has, and still is, enjoying the benefits of being part of such a large economic bloc, many others feel that the EU has grown too powerful and reduced some of our own sovereignty. It has been the subject of many an impassioned argument over the years, but now it is coming to a head.
There will of course be people who have already made up their mind, but for many it will be a difficult choice. This debate will help with the decision making process by offering many of the arguments on both sides.