EU Referendum Debate

EUdebate1Quadriga Consulting organised a major debate on the UK ‘Brexit’ referendum on April 4. With heavy-weight speakers from both sides of the debate our event dominated the local broadcast news agenda and our event hashtag (#EUYourChoice) trended on Twitter across the UK.

We had 150 people attend the event – mostly local business owners. But close to 2,000 watched the event live via our broadcast-quality stream that was syndicated via Independent News & Media assets. The recorded stream continues to attract viewers.

Our sponsors included Equiniti Group, Danske Bank, Federation of Small Businesses and Ipsos-MORI.

The stream player is below. Or visit for our dedicated live stream page.


On the ‘leave side’ speakers were Owen Paterson MP former Northern Ireland Secretary and former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  Owen has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Shropshire since 1997.

Joining Owen on the leave side of the debate was Kate Hoey MP.  Kate has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Vauxhall since 1989. She served in the Blair Government as Minister for Sport from 1999 to 2001. Kate was born in Northern Ireland and attended Belfast Royal Academy.

Leading the ‘stay’ argument was Vernon Coaker who has been the MP for Gedling since 1997 and Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from October 2011 to October 2013, and again since September 2015. He also served as the Minister of State for Schools from 2009 to 2010 and was Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from 2013 to 2015.

Vernon was joined by former Conservative MEP John Stevens.

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