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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsHello and welcome to our course: Towards Brexit? The UK's EU Referendum. I'm Anthony Salamone from the University of Edinburgh. This marks one full week left of campaigning before the UK's historic vote on EU membership on 23 June 2016. This week in the course, we look at the EU in a nutshell and the history of the UK's EU relationship. We'll also consider the politics behind the referendum and we'll analyse David Cameron's EU renegotiation. Don't forget to take part in our Referendum Round-up and Twitter Town Hall later in the week. Enjoy the week.

The week ahead

Anthony Salamone introduces Week 1. This week, we look at the history and politics behind the UK’s EU referendum.

(Videographer: Tim Askew)

The course has two events this week where you can put questions on the EU referendum to our experts:

  • Referendum Round-up
    The Round-up will be filmed and made available on Wednesday 15 June.
    Send in your questions by Tuesday evening (UK time) for this event.

  • Twitter Town Hall
    The Town Hall will be a live event on Friday 17 June at 1.15pm (UK time).
    Take part live on Twitter and tweet your questions using the hashtag #EdinEUref.

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