Arguing for 'Brexit' was Rory Broomfield, Director of the Better Off Out campaign who sought to make a positive case for why Britain would be more prosperous outside to the European Union. Making his case, he argued that democracy, sovereignty, and trade would be greatly enhanced if Britain were to leave the EU.
Making the 'Remain' case was Ben Gallant from Cambridge University, who argued that Britain would be weaker outside of the EU. His case centred on five core arguments: freedom of movement, participation of the UK in the EU decision-making process, innovations in science and technology facilitated by the Union, peace in Europe, and opportunities for young people such as the Erasmus scheme.
By a majority, the Remain side won the argument.
About the 1675 Club
The 1675 Club is the Legatum Institute's society for young leaders and thinkers. The Club provides a venue where the key political, economic and social issues of the day can be debated over a glass of wine. The Club hosts regular events at the Legatum Institute. These are informal occasions where attendees can hear from experts and 1675 Club peers, and participate in the discussion. 1675 Club attendees boast a vast array of knowledge and experience in their own right and so it is hoped to include Club participants as panellists, moderators or discussants at these events.