5 Jun 2016

Tim Bale - Brexit or Bremain?

From Sunday Morning, 8:42 am on 5 June 2016
Tim Bale

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On June 23 Britons go to the polls to decide if their country should leave or stay in the European Union. The campaign issues on Brexit or Bremain - whether Britain exits or remains - include immigration, welfare payments to migrants, security and keeping the pound. Tim Bale is professor of politics at Queen Mary University in London and a former lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington. He talks about the debate which, according to one newspaper, has been "characterised by bias, distortion and exaggeration" - and that, says Tim Bale, is putting it mildly.