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Nasrul Ismail

Nasrul Ismail is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. His main research interests lie in the fields of Public Health, Criminal Justice, Law, and Policy. Nasrul is also a guest lecturer at the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol for the Commissioning and Priorities Setting Module. He can be contacted at or you can connect with him on Twitter @nasrulismail27.

The British political ship is set to weather another storm. On 20th February, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced the start of the race towards the June 23rd referendum on the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) membership of the European Union (EU). This hews consistently with Cameron’s political manifesto presented last election: that the Conservative Party would seek to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership and hold a referendum by the end of 2017. Many of the current debates have been confined largely to freedom of movement, a core principle of the EU that perpetuates inward migration. The tensions are also constructed around three fundamental freedoms: free movement of goods, capital and services. What remains scarce, however, is dialogue tackling issues that will clearly …