VIDEO - school’s EU debate seeks answers to key questions

Kesteven and Sleaford High School hoped to help voters make their minds up by hosting a EU referendum debate

The event last Tuesday was chaired by deputy head girl, Katie Flaherty. Guest speakers were Dr Carol Weaver, lecturer in international relations at De Montfort University and former UKIP MEP Derek Clark.

Kesteven and Sleaford High School hosts its own EU referendum debate. From left - Derek Clark, Katie Flaherty and Dr Carol Weaver. EMN-160621-141223001

Kesteven and Sleaford High School hosts its own EU referendum debate. From left - Derek Clark, Katie Flaherty and Dr Carol Weaver. EMN-160621-141223001

Parents, staff and students posed questions on key topics from immigration to, trade and travel to study overseas.

Dr Weaver said: “Back in 1973 (before joining the EU) we were called the sick man of Europe and under a state of austerity under the IMF.” She said uncertainty could destabilise the economy, Europe and NATO as well as affecting work on climate change.

Mr Clark said: “All your laws used to come from Parliament via your elected representatives, now they come from the European Commission, which was not elected by anyone.”

He insisted there would be the same drive for countries to trade with the UK and freedom to travel.