Philp and Pelling go head-to-head in Brexit debate, Jan 12

The Brexit debate comes to Croydon this week, when two of the borough’s politicians go head-to-head.

brexit-genericChris Philp, the MP for Croydon South – who himself backed Remain at last year’s referendum, although his father has recently been a candidate for UKIP in local elections in south London – will speak against the motion “The Government’s Brexit strategy will damage London”.

The motion will be proposed by the former MP and London Assembly Member, now Labour councillor for Waddon, Andrew Pelling.

It is not clear whether an amendment to the motion – that “The Government doesn’t actually have a Brexit strategy” – can be moved from the floor.

The first event of 2017 for the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society is this Thursday, January 12, beginning at 8pm at the Old Coulsdon Centre, Grange Park, Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon CR5 1EH.

There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits at the interval.

Members of the audience are encouraged to speak in the debate.

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