Opinions from Magdalen College's alumni

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A.C. Grayling,

All education should be secular. But failing that, religious indoctrination - which in a free society will occur, because one cannot outlaw religion itself, though one should argue against it vigorously – should happen at the private expense of those who choose to inflict it on their children. It should emphatically not be happening at public expense.
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Reza Moghadam, Economist and Vice-chairman for sovereigns and official institutions at Morgan Stanley

Macron is right - the Eurozone needs a finance minister. [...] it focuses on the essential: a collective action mechanism for managing and stabilising economies in crisis. It also does so without the need for EU Treaty changes
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George Osborne, British politician

agrees Soda taxes
I am not prepared to look back at my time here in this Parliament, doing this job and say to my children's generation 'I'm sorry. We knew there was a problem with sugary drinks. We knew it caused disease. But we ducked the difficult decisions and we did nothing'.
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Matt Ridley, Journalist, businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

agrees Brexit
Harmonising standards is good but doing so at the regional level makes no sense. In fintech, in ag-tech, in digital, in biotech – the action is at the global level, where our voice is just 1/28th of a seat. We could be chairing these bodies.
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Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners. Weekly columnist for the Sunday Times

agrees Brexit
I worry that it [the EU] is a growing threat to our democracy, I think that we lack control over our own borders, I worry that with ever closer union we will be forced at some point into the euro zone which is clearly a failed project.
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John Redwood,

agrees Brexit
A Brexit Budget would give us a stronger economy and more and better paid jobs in the UK.
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Martha Lane Fox, Co-founder of Lastminute.com

disagrees Brexit
Leaving the EU would be a disaster for the next generation of Britain’s entrepreneurs.
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William Hague, Former UK Foreign Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and MP for Richmond

disagrees Brexit
Britain voting to leave the European Union could spark the end of the United Kingdom. It would give Scottish nationalists impetus for a second independence referendum.
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George Osborne, British politician

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Douglas Murray, Political commentator

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Julia Hartley-Brewer, British journalist and broadcaster

agrees Brexit
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Niall Ferguson, British historian

disagrees Brexit
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Katie Mitchell, British theatre director

disagrees Brexit
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Daniel Wolpert, British neuroscientist

disagrees Brexit
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John D. Barrow, British scientist

disagrees Brexit
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Ben Goldacre, British science writer and doctor

disagrees Brexit
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Wesley Clark, American general and former democratic party presidential candidate

disagrees Brexit
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Nicholas Boles, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Dominic Grieve, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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Alex Chalk,

disagrees Brexit
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Jeremy Hunt, British politician

disagrees Brexit
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George Osborne, British politician

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Wesley Clark, American general and former democratic party presidential candidate

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Jake Sullivan, American national security aide

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Paul Johnson, Journalist, historian and speechwriter from england

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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David Vitter, U.s. senator from louisiana

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Russ Feingold, Wisconsin politician; three-term u.s. senator

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