On June 23 the British public will decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union. The result will have lasting ramifications not just for the UK, but the rest of Europe and the world too.
In this special episode of The Anthill, the podcast from The Conversation UK, we speak to academics who are closely following the Brexit debate to help cut through the spin of the campaign.
For those of you wondering why we’re having this referendum in the first place, we ask researcher in British political rhetoric, Andrew Scott Crines, to give us a quick reminder.
Laura Hood, our politics and society editor, chairs a panel discussion with polling maestro Paul Whiteley and economists Ian Preston and Swati Dhingra on three issues at the heart of the campaign: economics, immigration and identity.
There is also an impassioned plea from international relations expert Bill Durodié on why he will be voting for the UK to leave the EU. And to wrap things up, we ask political scientist Anand Menon to explain the mechanics of what would actually happen on June 24, the day after the referendum, if the UK voted to leave the EU.
The Anthill theme music is by Alex Grey for Melody Loops. A big thanks to City University London’s Department of Journalism and to Dave Goodfellow.