Politicians, economists, and the public debate: Michael Gove V Jonathan Portes

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP remarked, during the EU referendum campaign, that the country has “had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying that they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong”.

Jonathan Portes, our senior fellow, wrote we were not getting a ‘mature debate on Brexit’ from Michael Gove (Guardian).

This resulted in a vigorous twitter argument between the two culminating in a challenge from Gove to Portes to debate the issues in public.

Broadcaster and columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer will moderate the discussion and there will be time for questions from the audience.

There are only a few places left. To register to attend please click on this Eventbrite link and fill in your details.

Doors open at 7pm and there will be a drinks reception straight after the event.

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