The Telegraph, the Huffington Post and Youtube unite to host live EU Brexit debate
The Telegraph is set to host an EU debate in partnership with the Huffington Post UK, with a panel including Boris Johnson and Alex Salmond, to be livestreamed through YouTube.
The debate will be chaired by radio broadcaster Aasmah Mir, with panel members including ex-London mayor Boris Johnson (Leave), SNP MP Alex Salmond (Remain), Conservative MP Priti Patel (Leave) and Labour runner-up Liz Kendall (Remain).
The 90-minute debate will give Telegraph subscribers and guests of the Huffington Post UK the opportunity to pose questions to the politicians. The debate will be open to all to watch via the live stream on the Telegraph’s YouTube channel.
It will take place at 7pm on June 14, a week before the June 23 vote, and will be held at YouTube’s London headquarters.
Pro-EU advocate Salmond said he will use the contest to make the “positive case for Europe”, while Johnson, who is leading the Leave campaign alongside Justice Secretary Michael Gove, told the Telegraph he will use the debate to “show why our vision is a vision founded on hope”.
The former SNP leader has said previously in a BBC EU debate that if Scotland is "dragged out" of the EU "against our will" on 23 June, he believed there would be another vote - and it would back independence.
Stephen Hull, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post UK, added: "The Huffington Post is focused on informing and inspiring audiences worldwide, and there's no greater decision for the UK than the EU referendum. We are thrilled to be involved in this historic debate. We want to start conversations around the globe on this hugely important moment and encourage Britons, especially first time voters, to make their voice heard."