Although this show might have been more useful to see before the EU referendum,
Unless you’re thoroughly interested and desperate to learn the real situation Britain is facing as it leaves the EU, some of you may find this talk highly boring
The talk is made up of mostly multiple choice questions, presented on a neat PowerPoint presentation. Geoffrey Brown, a witty, slightly eccentric man not afraid to admit how boring the splurging of facts to an audience can be, asks the audience what they think the answer could be; when most of them have got it wrong, he proceeds to detail every single fact and statistic about the subject he can muster. From immigration to international economic relationships, Brown manages to roll through every detail thinkable about the EU-UK relationship in the 50 minutes he has on stage.
There’s no doubt Brown is a good presenter. Clearly having been doing this for a while, he’s not afraid to mock himself and the bad jokes he consistently slips in throughout the talk. It warrants a few laughs but, in the end, unless you’re thoroughly interested and desperate to learn the real situation Britain is facing as it leaves the EU, some of you may find this talk highly boring. Towards the end, the continuous pour of questions and bad jokes can get quite tedious. There is no time to debate, only listen as information is regurgitated at you.
For those who feel displeased enough with the rollercoaster of unclear facts that came before the referendum, oor those who finally want to see all the EU referendum confusion cleared up for them, I would recommend this show in a heartbeat. Otherwise this talk quickly begins to feel like a recording of high school teacher slightly obsessed with governmental policies – admittedly though, one that does deserve an award for his onslaught of bad jokes.