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Pre-Brexit Outreach

Pre-Brexit Outreach

Catherine interviewed for BBC Radio 4 PM programme and answers general public's questions about UK's relationship with the EU in NorwichNorwich

11 June 2016

A busy Saturday for Catherine in the BBC studio being interviewed for BBC Radio 4's PM programme and attending a 'Norwich explainer' event

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Catherine participates in UK in a Changing Europe's conference #EUGetFacts

10 June 2016

Catherine chaired the keynote speaker, Ian Duncan Smith, who closed the UK in a Changing Europe's conference in London. According to Simon Usherwood, The event was attended by 'more EU experts that you could shake a stick at'!

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ITV Question Time

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9 June 2016

Catherine was part of the panel of experts answering questions about the EU on ITV's Question Time.

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Meeting with the Institute of Directors

8 June 2016

After a whistlestop visit to Belfast, Catherine returned to London for a breakfast meeting about the EU referendum with the Institute of Directors.

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Answering the public's questions about the UK's relationship

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with the EU in Belfast

7 June 2016

Catherine was part of a UK in a Changing Europe expert panel, answering the general public's questions about the UK's relationship with the EU in Belfast.

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Answering the public's questions about the UK's relationship with the EU in OxfordAngusOxford

6 June 2016

Catherine was part of a UK in a Changing Europe expert panel, answering the general public's questions about the UK's relationship with the EU in Belfast.

Sky news interview on EU migration and deportation

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3 June 2016

Catherine was interviewed by Sky news about EU migration and deportation.

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ITV news interview on Brexit and workers' rights

1 June 2016

Catherine was interviewed by ITV news about the implications of Brexit for workers' rights.

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BBC 6 o'clock news interview on implications of Brexit

1 June 2016

Catherine was interviewed by the BBC for the 6 o'clock news about the implications of Brexit. The footage was broadcast the same day.

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Answering the public's questions about the EU in Kent

31 May 2016

Catherine was part of a UK in a Changing Europe panel of experts, answering the public's questions in Kent about the UK's relationship with the EU.

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview on EU migrationRadio Cambs

31 May 2016

Catherine took part in an interview for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire this morning talking about EU migration alongside EU migrants.

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Interview at the BBC 

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26 May 2016

Catherine joined UK in a Changing Europe colleagues, Jonathan Portes and  Anand Menon, at the BBC to be interviewed.

Answering the public's questions in SpaldingSpalding live

23 May 2016

Catherine and Amy hosted a town hall discussion event at the South Holland Centre in Spalding. Together with UK in a Changing Europe colleagues, Anand Menon, Angus Armstrong, Simon Hix, Jonathan Portes, and local political activists, George Smid and Lee Rotherham, the panel answered a diverse range of questions about the UK's relationship with the EU. 

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Recording a video series in CambridgeEUask video

23 May 2016

Together with colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the Centre for European Legal Studies, Catherine and Amy have devised and contributed to a series of short videos about some of the key legal issues raised by the EU referendum. You can explore the video series here. In this photo, Catherine is preparing to record two videos, one about the protection of workers' rights and another about free movement of workers. If you have questions that you'd like answered about the legal implications of the EU referendum tweet them to us using #EUask.

BBC Radio 5 Live in Brixton marketbrixton

20 May 2016

Catherine spent the afternoon in Brixton market speaking to the public and answering their questions about the EU and the referendum. Some of the debates were broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive programme 16.00-17.00. You can listen again to the broadcast online.

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Speaking to Sixth Formers at Spalding High School

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19 May 2016

Amy spent the morning at Spalding High School in Lincolnshire talking to 70 sixth formers about their views of the EU, the EU's benefits and problems, and what research tells us about the EU. 

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Brexit or not? A discussion event with Polish nationals

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15 May 2016

Catherine answered the questions of Polish nationals in London about the EU and the forthcoming referendum.

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Debating the EU with Polish parents in Peterboroughpboro

14 May 2016

Amy spent the morning listening to the views and experiences of Polish parents at a Polish Saturday school in Peterborough. 

Answering questions about the EU in York

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12 May 2016

The UK in a Changing Europe organised another panel event at which the general public could put their questions about the EU and the referendum to some of the programme's Senior Fellows, including Catherine. 

Filming for video on economy and migration

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11 May 2016

The UK in a Changing Europe is producing a short video on the economy and migration. Catherine is taking part and this picture shows some of the team filming 'on location' in Cambridge.

Images of Europe featured in National Library Scotland

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9 May 2016

Images of migration that have been collected as part of Catherine and Amy's project have been displayed today at the National Library Scotland, in Edinburgh. The images form part of an exhibition collected by the University of Edinburgh through Twitter using #myimageoftheEU.

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Judging moot at UK Supreme Court

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5 May 2016

Catherine joined Hugh Mercer QC to judge the UK Supreme Court moot final, which was about an EU services problem.

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Sharing expertise and answering questions about the EU in Aylsham

4 May 2016

Catherine joined another UK in a Changing Europe panel of experts to present some key information about the EU and answer the local community's questions. Thanks to Hussein Kassim, Professor of Politics, at the University of East Anglia for sharing slides from the day.

Parliamentary trainingportcullis

27 April 2016

Catherine visited Portcullis House to answer MPs' questions about migration with Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, KCL and Programme Director, UK in a Changing Europe.

Answering questions about the EU in Exeterexeter 2

25 April 2016

Catherine joined an expert panel in Exeter  to answer questions about the EU, as part of an event organised by The UK in a Changing Europe. Submit questions to the panel by using #EUAsk. 

European Parliament and United Poles in LondonEuropean Parl panel

22 April 2016

Catherine spent a busy day in London speaking at the European Parliament UK Office in London with Lord Donoghue and Bill Cash, and then in South Kensington on the position of Poles post-Brexit alongside a panel that included John Longworth.

Keynote Speaker at PubAffairs Bruxelles

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19 April 2016

Catherine was the Keynote Speaker at PubAffairs' debate about Britain's membership renegotiations: short-term impacts and long-term consequences for the UK and the EU. Catherine was joined by Mr Timothy Kirkhope MEP (ECR/UK), Mr Richard Corbett MEP (S&D/UK), Mrs Danuta Maria Hubner MEP (EPP/PL) and Mr David McAllister MEP (EPP/DE). The session was moderated by BBC Chief Correspondent, Gavin Hewitt. You can view a photo album of the event here.

Speaking to Sixth Formers

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18 April 2016

We spoke to a group of sixth formers and answered their questions about the EU at KCL. At the end of the session they voted in a mini-referendum: red to leave, green to remain.

Catherine filmed for ITV News at Ten EU Fact Check

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11 April 2016

Catherine has been interviewed in Cambridge as part of a series of features by Allegra Stratton on ITV 'fact-checking' key aspects of the EU debate. The interview will be broadcast on 13 April 2016.

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ITV interviews Catherine about Brexit and migration

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31 March 2016

Catherine has been interviewed in Cambridge for ITV. The interview will be broadcast soon. Here is a photograph of the interview in action.

Catherine talks about the EU and women's rights on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

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23 March 2016

Catherine joined Remain campaigner Yvette Cooper MP and Leave campaigner Suzanne Evans of UKIP on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour to debate what the EU has contributed to the advancement of women's rights and what Brexit might mean for women and employment protections for working women. You can listen to the programme here.

Catherine joins The Guardian's referendum expert panel 

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15 March 2016

In the run up to the referendum in June, The Guardian has put together a panel of experts to whom readers' questions about the EU can be put. You can read more about the panel here, where you will also find the link to submit a question.

In the second article of this series, the expert panel has been asked whether Brexit would make it harder to hire EU workers. Read what Catherine has to say here.

Catherine publishes vodcast on the UK's deal with the EU

7 March 2016

Catherine has recorded two videos to explain the new settlement for the UK with the EU that was announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 19 February 2016. One of the videos is an in-depth analysis of thirty minutes; the other is a three minute guide.

Partly Political Broadcast: Catherine and Amy discuss EU migration as part of Episode 7 of Tiernan Douieb's podcast

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series

1 March 2016

Listen to our discussion online (9 mins 30 onwards) here.

What if Britain votes to leave the EU? Catherine discusses Art 50 TEU on World at One

29 February 2016

In an interview broadcast on World at One on BBC Radio 4, Catherine explored what would happen if Britain voted to leave the EU in June. She unpicked some of the most complex legal issues following a vote to leave, including invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which has never before been invoked for a whole Member State to withdraw from EU membership. 'It's a one way ticket', Catherine said. 'Once the Prime Minister starts the process [of withdrawing within Article 50 TEU] the train is leaving the station and there is a degree of inevitability about all that.'

You can listen again to the interview (8 minutes onwards) here.

Eddie Mair interviews Catherine on BBC Radio 4 PM about Schengen

26 February 2016

'Is Schengen and mass migration killing Europe?', asks Eddie Mair. Catherine Barnard provided expert analysis on PM. You can listen again to the interview (14 minutes onwards) here.

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BBC Radio Scotland interview: what does the EU mean for the 'ordinary' voter?

22 February 2016

Catherine was interviewed by by John Beattie. You can listen again to the interview (50 minutes onwards) here.

Catherine interviewed on BBC Radio 4 World at One

20 February 2016

In the wake of confirmation from the Government that the referendum about the UK's membership of the EU will be held on 23 June 2016, Catherine was interviewed on World at One by Mark Mardell alongside Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe, about whether David Cameron had achieved his goals in respect of benefits for EU migrants in the UK. You can listen again to Catherine's interview (20 minutes onwards) here.

Interview with Matt Webb on Cambridge 105

9 February 2016

Amy was interviewed by Matt for his Afternoon show on Cambridge 105.

You can listen to her interview online here.

Mini Referendum on EU Membership: Cambridge Law Faculty students

8 February 2016

We held a mini referendum with our students to find out how they would vote in the UK referendum on EU membership. Find out how they voted by watching our video: https://youtu.be/bo1t48CuGbA.

Debating the draft EU reform proposals

2 February 2016

Catherine was a guest on BBC News today to discuss the European Council's reform package for the UK in light of today's announcements about draft EU reform proposals in anticipation of the EU referendum.

Reaching out through Cambridge TV

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1 February 2016

Catherine and Amy were interviewed today by Cambridge TV about their UK in a Changing Europe project. Cambridge TV is a new Ofcom-licensed channel, which launched in August 2015. Catherine and Amy explored the nature of their project, its relevance and significance and how people might become involved. You can watch their interview online here.

Answering questions about the EU and UK at Norwich Town Hall

27 January 2016

Catherine participated as part of an expert panel at a Town Hall event organised by the UK in a Changing Europe team in Norwich Town Hall. She spoke alongside Angus Armstrong and Heather Rolfe of theNational Institute of Economic and Social Research, Hussein Kassim, Professor of Politics at the University of East Anglia and Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London.

Twitter highlights from the event include:

says one of most controversial directives is working time directive but depends if worker or employer

says doesn't have single applicant doing PhD in EU law - result of uncertainty of

says peace story of EU doesn't resonate with younger generation but it's narrative that must be told

says her scorecard comes frm personal perspective.Ease of travel, food, low mobile roaming charges all thanks to EU

says most significant ask is on migrant benefits but what he's asking is discriminatory

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Catherine Barnard gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament about potential Brexit

17 December 2015

scotparlCatherine was invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament about the legal implications of a vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU. One of the issues that Catherine discussed was free movement of persons and the question of migrant workers’ entitlements to social security benefits. Her evidence was picked up by Herald Scotland.

Catherine is quoted in the news article as saying that leaving the EU ‘will be a gargantuan exercise’. ‘It will tie the civil service, both Whitehall and the devolved administrations, up in knots for years to come. It will paralyse the operation of day-to-day government because so much time will be devot-ed to unpicking these very complicated issues. The implications just for government and day-to day governance are absolutely horrendous.’ She said that repealing the 1972 European Communities Act would be ‘a drop in the ocean compared to the logistics that will follow on from that’.

‘Polish Waves’ programme on Cambridge 105 FM

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13 December 2015

Catherine and Amy were invited to be guests on Sebastian and Maciej’s Sunday lunchtime radio programme on Cambridge’s community radio station, Cambridge 105. Sebastian and Maciej talked to us about the project and how EU migrant workers might get involved with our research project.

Listen to the programme online.

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