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In discussion: Brexit

With debate over the UK's continuing participation in the European Union hotting up, Solicitors Journal invites its readers to explain which way they are voting come the 23 June referendum. Can they persuade you?

10 May 2016

Sir,

I am a Baby Boomer born in the aftermath of the Second World War. Never have I been so fearful for the future as I am today. The post-war liberal consensus that brought us peace is under threat as never before.

The Marshall plan to bring economic recovery to Germany and a series of measures designed to bring about a structure for peace and security laid the framework of peace following the Second World War - measures we still enjoy today. The UN and the European community oversaw nation states co-operating and helping one another, rather than seeding divisions between themselves. The Geneva Convention to protect asylum seekers and the European Convention on Human Rights written by UK lawyers ensured that the atrocities of the Second World War never occurred again. This was a concept promoted by none other than Winston Churchill.

Since those days the w...

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