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Public Program | Brexit or Bremain – What will happen and what does it mean for Europe?
On May 31, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted within the frame of its public program and in cooperation with YouGov a panel discussion about a possible Brexit. Several political and societal representatives from the United Kingdom and from Germany participated in the event. Before two lively panel discussions, YouGov presented the results of the latest survey conducted in several countries about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU.
During the debate, it became clear that the participating panelists had very different points of view and that their attitudes rested on differing assumptions. Especially Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative Party, MP) as one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign challenged the opinion of the majority of panellists that the UK should remain a part of the EU for the sake of its own benefit.