The European Union: In or Out


The European Union: In or Out is a British television debate that was first broadcast on BBC Two on 2 April 2014.[1] The hour long live debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage was hosted by David Dimbleby.[2] Questions came from the audience, with an equal number of people for and against British membership of the European Union.

The European Union: In or Out?
GenreFactual
Presented byDavid Dimbleby
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Broadcasting House
Editor(s)Will Boden
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original network
Original release2 April 2014 (2014-04-02)
External links
Website

A radio debate between Clegg and Farage on LBC, hosted by Nick Ferrari, was broadcast one week before the televised debate.[3][4][5][6] The debate was broadcast ahead of the European Parliament election, 2014, and was set across the backdrop of a proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union.[7]

Snap polls by YouGov and ICM suggested that Farage performed best in the debate.[8] The YouGov survey suggested 68% thought Farage had performed best in the debate, compared to 27% who favoured Clegg with a Guardian/ICM giving similar results.[8] The BBC's Nick Robinson wrote in his analysis: "History will record that Nigel Farage was the winner of these debates. Nick Clegg will hope that, nevertheless, he may have won something too by being seen to challenge Britain's political insurgent."[7]

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References

  1. Harris, John (10 March 2014). "Nick Clegg v Nigel Farage? The Ukip leader must be licking his lips". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. Kirkup, James (5 March 2014). "Nick Clegg v Nigel Farage: clash of the middleweights". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. Kanter, Jake (5 March 2014). "BBC2 to host Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage debate". Broadcast Now. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. Graham, Georgia (5 March 2014). "Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage to go head to head in live TV debate". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  5. Withnall, Adam (5 March 2014). "Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage to clash in head-to-head TV and radio debates". The Independent. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  6. Eames, Tom (5 March 2014). "Nick Clegg to take on Nigel Farage in live BBC Two debate". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  7. "Farage v Clegg – the verdict". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  8. "Nigel Farage Wins Second European Union Debate Against Nick Clegg". 2 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.