Well, could there be a bigger topic in our time? I personally think you'd struggle to find one. And we've got some fantastic speakers to slog this one out, with representation from ALL the major parties.

Marcus Warry will chair it, in his usual informal/question time style. We will take a vote before and after to see if there's been any change in people's oppinons. Please come armed with an open mind and lots of questions for our amazing panel!


FOR: Douglass Carswell MP (Tory)

FOR: Steven Woolfe (UKIP, spokesperson for City of London)

CHAIRMAN: Marcus Warry (Chairman of the Lansdowne Debating Society)

AGAINST: Hugo Dixon, Editor of Reuters

AGAINST: Mary Honeyball, Labour MEP


Ticket Prices are £10 here, as I need to cover the meetup fee. 

You get a glass of wine on arrival. And then there's a cash bar all night for further drinking, debating, arguing, networking after the main event.


The Lansdowne Club has been a mixed Private members club since 1935, and has a fantastically rich and interesting History. The building was a home to Lord Bute in the !8th Century, and was regular watering hole for the likes of Charles Dickens, Lord Byron & Thomas More.

This is the FIRST time that the debating society has been given the wondrous Ballroom for a debate, and so we're also making a small piece of history in some ways, and I really hope to see you there as my guest.

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  • Jonathan L.

    Fabulous event, great panel and audience, far better than any c*** produced by the BBC despite rolling around in all our licence fee money!

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Marcus W.

    Thank you everyone for coming and sharing your views!! Hope to see you at the next one!! Mxxx

    November 14, 2013

  • Marcus W.

    Thank you everyone for coming and sharing your views!! Hope to see you at the next one!! Mxxx

    November 14, 2013

  • Ronan D.

    Some really great debate that at times got heated.. Plenty of passion.. What more could one ask for. I hope we can stick to contentious issues. It's always more fun when you have a dog in the fight. Marcus, you did a great job!

    2 · November 13, 2013

  • Mitch R.

    Genuine politics, genuine debate. Genuine excelency! Well done!

    2 · November 13, 2013

  • Ed

    Booked elsewhere unfortunately, but feel strongly that we should be

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Marcus W.

    Roll up roll up! Not long to go now! Looking forward to seeing you there!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • David C.

    I'm there

    2 · October 8, 2013

    • Marcus W.

      please do get your ticket David to be sure of your place! Marcus

      October 16, 2013

  • Marcus W.

    Hi guys, best bet is to secure your place by RVSPing, in case it sell outs! Looking forward t seeing you there. Marcus

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • Kate

      Absolutely! No fence-sitting :-) Looking forward to it!

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Mitch R.


    My kind of folks!

    Look forward to meet you all there.

    ...And don't forget: we debate, we vote, we decide!

    1 · October 8, 2013

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