Nine academics from the University of Birmingham’s Department of Politics and International Studies have recorded short video statements putting further our views on Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union.

All nine videos will be posted on EA WorldView on Wednesday morning.

This is my contribution:

Why will I vote Remain?

Well, there’s the economic issue. I want a better future for my children, and I think that’s guaranteed in a Britain in which production, trade, and investment is enhanced by being part of a European bloc.

I’ll vote Remain because I believe in security. The history of Europe coming together after 1945 was to prevent a third World War, and that’s been accomplished. And with the turbulent world of today, better together than separate.

But I’m also going to Remain because of decency. I’ve been worried that in this campaign those things I value — dialogue, respect, compassion — have been questioned by a Leave campaign which portrays enemies….

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