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Brexit debate: Andrew Adonis vs Robert Tombs

Robert Tombs, professor of European history at Cambridge University, and Labour peer Andrew Adonis took part in a discussion on the following question: Should those who know their history welcome Brexit? Here is an edited transcript of their arguments in the debate hosted by ‘Our Future, Our Choice’ and Clare College, Cambridge:

Andrew Adonis: Robert Tombs has been very strident about Brexit in his post-2016 statements.

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