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The EU: Why Did We Vote To Leave?

brexitJune 23rd 2016 will be remembered as one of the most significant dates in British political history. It was on this day that we decided to reverse the decision, made in 1975, to enter in to a Common Market with Europe. Over time, that relationship and the European Union itself, has changed beyond recognition.

How did a four month campaign, which most people – even the Leave side itself – expected the “Remain” camp to win turn in to a Brexit victory? What were the deciding factors behind the decision of 52% of the population to end our relationship with the biggest trading bloc in the world? Why did the British people ignore the warnings and advice of so many experts? What could the “Remain” camp have done to have deliver victory?

As the government now seeks to create a post-EU identity for Britain in Europe, this engaging and insightful seminar is a fantastic opportunity to explore the key issues and arguments behind the referendum, as well as look at the future and potential consequences of our decision. Will it really be as bleak as warned, or will the decision award us with otherwise impossible opportunities? Will David Cameron remembered simply as the Brexit Prime Minister? How will this decision realign Westminster politics?

This seminar is a superb opportunity for students of Government and Politics or as an assembly topic for all students looking to understand the EU Referendum and its consequences in more details.


Why would this politics seminar workshop be good for your students?

An in detail, yet easy to follow summary of the EU Referendum and its potential consequences.

Excellent links to current news stories.

The seminar style is excellent preparation for higher education.

Celebrates the contribution of British history to modern politics.

Enriches your PSHE, Citizenship, SMSC and British values curriculum.

Interactive activities such as debate, text analysis and problem solving lend it to cross-curricular links.