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The business end of the EU debate

Still unsure about the ins and outs of the referendum from a business perspective? 

You can hear the views of senior business people speaking for and against the EU in a debate being held by District Chamber of Commerce on Monday, June 13. 

The debate, chaired by Harrogate-based journalist , will discuss the arguments from the point of view of the economy and business. 

The chamber’s vice president , who has organised the meeting, said: “There still seems to be a lot of people sitting on the fence over the EU issue. Hopefully this will give them a chance to work out which side they’re on.” 

Professor Malcolm Sawyer, from University, will give a short presentation on the economic factors behind the IN/OUT decision before the debate begins. 

The other speakers are Carl Chambers (OUT) – Chairman of the Yorkshire & Humberside Region Business for Britain; David Simister (OUT) – Different and UKIP county councillor; Richard Corbett (IN) – Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humber; Ben Pindar (IN) – Northern Lights . 

The open meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, , Harrogate, HG1 1XX. Networking begins at 5.30pm, with the debate starting at 6.15pm. For more information, visit 

Attendance is free for members and first-time visitors, but places need to be booked in advance by emailing Any repeat visitors can attend for £15 per person.

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