The Will of the People? Panel discussion on Wednesday 6 June, 18:45 – 20:15, BRLSI, Bath

The panel is a public roundtable and is intended to address democracy in modern Britain. The speakers will be Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party; Robin McAlpine, Director of Commonweal; Dr. John Rees, co-founder of the ‘Stop the War’ coalition and Bath for Europe’s Ian Bartle, PhD. 
The panel will be chaired by Professor Laura Stewart and is part of a wider conference at Bath Spa University. It will take place at BRLSI in Queen Square, Bath, from 18:45 – 20:15 on Wednesday the 6th June. Tickets are £5 – book here or on the door.
The roundtable is intended to address the following topics:
  • Can a referendum result meaningfully represent ‘the will of the people’?
  • How do we make informed political choices?
  • Can a referendum ever be ‘undemocratic’?
  • Should referendum results bind elected governments?
  • Do referendums mean ‘normal’ politics is failing?
  • Would more participatory politics give us ‘weak and unstable government’?
Each panellist will speak for 10 minutes. The moderator will then open up the floor for discussion.
Ian Bartle will be one of the featured speakers at ‘The Will of the People’ event.