Rose Bowl hosts live Channel 4 Brexit debate
14 January 2019
Leeds Beckett hosted a Brexit debate as part of a live Channel 4 broadcast in the Rose Bowl on Thursday 10 January.
Titled ‘The Brexit Inbetweeners’, the programme gave an opportunity to those aged between 18-20 who were not able to vote in the 2016 referendum to discuss issues and ideas related to Brexit that matter to them.
The debate was lively both inside the Rose Bowl and online, with #BrexitInbetweeners taking the UK’s number one trending topic spot throughout the hour-long show.
Earlier in the day, Channel 4 host, Jon Snow, and Head of Home News, Emily Wilson, answered questions from Journalism students and gave careers advice for those looking to break into the media industry.
Speaking about the day, Jon said: “It’s great to be at Leeds Beckett, which is a wonderful place. We’ve been very appreciative of their hospitality.”
“We’re here because there’s a group in the Brexit debate that politicians don’t want to engage with, and that’s those who were 16 or 17 during the referendum who now can vote, and they feel extremely aggrieved.
“They feel as though their voice is simply not being heard.”
A full replay of the debate is available below: