Posted:
26 Sep
2019

Voltaire Society

Categories: Other, The Arts,

This week the Voltaire Society chewed over Brexit and its various permutations. Although strong and opposing views were expressed, the debate was remarkably civilised. There were no walkouts, tantrums, recriminations or histrionics. Quite refreshing, really. MHK Kate Beecroft put the arguments for remain, while Year 13 student William Hearnden set out the case for leave. In a typically wide-ranging session, the topics covered included the trade and security implications of UK’s potential exit from the EU, the case for and against a second referendum, likewise a General Election, the thorny issue of the Northern Ireland backstop and how, in the great scheme of things, the Isle of Man fits into this constitutional conundrum.