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Boris Johnson And Priti Patel To Face Alex Salmond And Liz Kendall In HuffPost EU Referendum Debate

The Huffington Post UK, The Daily Telegraph and YouTube host the battle on June 14

06/06/2016 16:13 | Updated 10 June 2016
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Former mayor of London Boris Johnson will take on Alex Salmond in a live EU referendum debate next week hosted by The Daily Telegraph, in association with The Huffington Post UK

Boris Johnson will take on Alex Salmond in a live EU referendum debate next week hosted by The Huffington Post UK, The Daily Telegraph and YouTube.

The former mayor of London will be joined by Conservative employment minister Priti Patel to argue the case for 'Leave'.

And the former Scottish first minister will be joined by former Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall to argue in favour of 'Remain'

The 90-minute debate on June 14, just nine days before the June 23 vote, will be held at YouTube's central-London HQ in-front of Telegraph subscribers and readers and guests of The Huffington Post UK .

The contest will be broadcast live from 7pm on the websites of both publications as well as on YouTube.

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Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond will go head-to-head with Boris Johnson

Stephen Hull, the editor in chief of The Huffington Post UK said: "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."

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Former Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall to argue in favour of Remain

Chris Evans, the  editor of The Daily Telegraph said: "We are delighted to be working with The Huffington Post UK and You Tube to give all our readers and viewers the opportunity to hear both sides of this important argument. This event will be the crucial debate of the referendum campaign."

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Conservative employment minister Priti Patel will argue the case for Leave

Stephen Nuttall, the senior director at YouTube, said: "YouTube is a great place to go for information, discussion and debate.

"We're delighted that voters, especially younger ones, will be able to tune in and hear more about these important issues from both sides."

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