John Peet gives his argument for Britain staying in the European Union. Facebook @ http://fb.me/theoxfordunionTwitter @ http://www.twitter.com/OxfordUnionOxford Union Website @ http://www.oxford-union.org/John Peet talks about the state of UK in the 1950's and 60's, accusing the other side of talking about 'fantasies' about the state of Europe and the EU. He goes on to talk about trade blocks and trade unions. MOTION: THIS HOUSE WOULD SAY GOODBYE TO THE EU.Filmed on 28/02/2013ABOUT JOHN PEET:John Peet is a British journalist, who is at present the European editor of The Economist newspaper. He is widely considered an expert on European affairs.Born in Kenya as the elder son of Frank and June Peet, he lived in Mombasa where his father held a government position until 1963 when the family relocated to Oxfordshire.He was previously Health Correspondent with The Economist from 1986--1998 and Business Affairs Editor (1998--2003). Prior to this he was Brussels Correspondent, Executive Editor, Surveys Editor, Finance Correspondent, Washington, DC Correspondent and Britain Correspondent. Previously he was a civil servant, working for the British Treasury and Foreign Office (1976 to 1986).ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.