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Summary

  1. Live updates for Monday 13 June have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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End of the debate

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Certainly a lively one tonight, with panelists and audience getting very heated at times.

Hopefully if you hadn't yet made up your mind then at the very least you've been given some things to think about. 

Reaction from our political reporter

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

From where I was sitting it was very passionate from both the audience and the panelists.

Even the undecided wanted answers, there's a lot of fear out there from people who are worried they don't know the facts before the referendum.

If you're sick to death of hearing about it then don't worry, it'll all be over soon!

Some words from the chairman...

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Well it was certainly hard work chairing the debate tonight but I did enjoy it.

There was an incredible amount of passion on both sides. The audience were really into it and were determined to hold the politicians to account.

The big takeaway from me is that the public are determined to get answers and I believe we're going to see more of this as we reach the final stretch of the debate. 

Neck and neck

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Who knows if this will be the national picture later this month but if tonight is anything to go by then it's going to be close.

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Reactions

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some disappointment with the panel and the Referendum campaigns at large coming from the audience.

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There's too much haze in there, there was a lot of negativity... I might change my mind again you can never be sure.

Maria

It was lively although I'm not surprised it wasn't full to the rafters. People are really getting sick of it.

Yvonne
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'EU will force us to give prisoners the vote'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A big point for Leave is regaining sovereignty, Karl raises the issue of voting rights for those serving time in jail. 

The EU are going to force us to give prisoners to vote, I don't agree with that and many people across the political spectrum don't agree with that. It should be our choice.

Karl McCartney

A point made to agreement from some online:

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McCartney accused of 'hiding behind the EU'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The price of milk

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The question of farming subsidies has come up and the effect a leave vote would have on agriculture.

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The EU has made sure vested interests have done very well, unfortunately those haven't been the interests of British farmers.

Karl McCartney

We don't know, it's a leap in the dark. If you trust Karl then vote to leave if you trust the NFU (National Farmers Union) then vote to stay.

David Prescott

But Peter Davis says a vote to stay won't result in "as you were chaps".

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Davis says taxpayers money isn't being used properly by the EU

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Whilst the exact amount is hotly debated no one can deny that a significant amount of money is paid into the EU.

Peter Davis says it's not going where it should be. 

If I wasn't in business and if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I probably would have voted to stay in. But I cant ignore the evidence of my own eyes... They're using our money for corrupt dealings. I can give you so many examples of widespread corruption.

Peter Davis
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Mind your language

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Choice of words has come up a lot tonight, how people phrase there arguments obviously proving important.

Some in the audience pulled Davis up on his language when it came to migration and it seems others have a problem with Prescott's.

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'What evidence does Brexit have that leaving will mean a positive outcome for the economy?'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Next question from the audience. 

Victoria Ayling says even if we leave, we won't be punished by tariffs. 

Five million jobs in the EU are dependent on trade with Britain... the only difference for us is that we could trade properly with the rest of the world.

Victoria Ayling

Finbarr Dowling counters by stating it's a leap into uncertainty if we leave and uncertainty is always bad news for the markets.

Where will the products we want be manufactured? We need to be in the Single Market, we don't know how long trade would be disrupted if we left.... nobody knows what would happen.

Finbarr Dowling

McCartney says Conservatives can work together again after EU referendum

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

There's been much speculation of relationships within the Conservative Party, some likening it to a civil war. 

Karl McCartney says it's fine to have a debate about these things and they can go back to getting on once the question has been answered.

The Conservative Party is a broad church, ninety percent of the other things we do we agree on like running this country properly... we can have differences of opinion on things.

Karl McCartney

Not everyone's convinced though...

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The eye of the storm

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Producer Martin's view of the action tonight

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Peter Davis calls for unity no matter the result

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some questions over whether either side has shown off the best of British values in campaigning so far.

Peter Davis said that whilst he wants Britain to leave he wants everyone to wok together to 'make Britain great again' after the dust has settled.

Migration proves to be hot topic

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It been a controversial point on both sides of the isle in every debate and tonight have proved no different...

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Prescott accused of using debate to push party agenda

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some calls from the audience for David Prescott to 'answer the question' when asked if Lincolnshire can cope with a population increase.

Victoria Ayling even called him 'the red Prince'

'Can Lincolnshire cope with projected increases in population from the EU?'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Next question from the audience...

Peter Davis says other towns and cities in the EU should serve as a warning:

If we're not careful the EU will allow a flood to come in, it'll take jobs and the future of our children.

Peter Davis

Sue Liburd says we have to avoid dangerous rhetoric and countered with this:

Migration is two way, we have flows of people around the world. We have people leaving as well as arriving.

Sue Liburd

Dowling denies Siemens told employees how to vote

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The company published their stance on the EU some weeks ago, you can read it here

'Maybe you should have an open mind rather than an open mouth'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Rowdy audience in tonight it seems! One audience member asked Karl McCartney this:

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He said he's happy to talk with any business and accused the audience member of already having made up their mind with that quote in the headline.

Claims that EU responsible for demise of steel industry rubbished by audience member

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

UKIP Councillor Victoria Ayling stated that the recent troubles with Tata in Scunthorpe are in part due to strict EU laws on environmental laws.

An audience member responded by accusing her of "spouting nonsensical rhetoric" and laid the blame at the Thatcher Government and the current Government

Karl McCartney then countered by saying the foundation for its destruction is the fault of previous Labour Governments.

Lively start to the evening

Some loud voices from the crowd on both sides tonight. Hecklers already for Victoria Ayling and Finbarr Dowling. 

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And we're off...

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We're now live on what promises to be a no doubt, lively night.

Listen here.

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EU Debate: Almost showtime

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

What can a leek tell us about the EU?

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Political correspondent Sharon Edwards looks at agriculture and the EU

The headlines this evening

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • Doctors from Poland, Spain and Romania could soon be hired in Lincolnshire to help fill seventy-five vacant GP positions.
  • The Grimsby fish factory Icelandic Seachill says jobs may be at risk, after it lost a lucrative contract to supply Marks and Spencer.
  • An independent review is to be carried out into the problem hit Serco finance contract at Lincolnshire County council.
  • BBC Radio Lincolnshire prepare to host an EU debate in conjunction with the Lincolnite 

EU Debate: Producer Martin hard at work

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

These things don't just organise themselves you know!

Martin is working on the running order of tonight's proceedings, he'll also be in the ear of Rod making sure we get the best out of all the panelists. 

Martin working
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We want to hear your comments, you can email them to me or use the hashtag #LincsEUdebate

Meet the panel: Leave

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Facing off against Remain we have the Leave side.

First Karl McCartney:

Karl McCartney
Karl McCartney

He's the MP for Lincoln who successfully retained his seat at the last General Election, he's very much on the Brexit side of the Tory party.

Next Peter Davis: 

Peter Davis
Peter Davis

He's the CEO of Davis Produce, a haulage firm that specialises importing and exporting vegetables to and from the Continent.

Finally Victoria Ayling: 

Victoria Ayling
Victoria Ayling

She's a County Councillor for UKIP and ran as a candidate for Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Meet the panel: Remain

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a little breakdown of the people batting for the Remain side tonight.

First Finbarr Dowling:

Finbarr
Siemens UK

He's a longtime employee of engineering giant Siemens, currently he's the project director Project Director for the new wind turbine manufacturing facilities at Green Port Hull.   

Next David Prescott:

David Prescott
David Prescott

The son of former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, he stood as the Labour party candidate for Gainsborough in the last General Election. He's now a comms consultant and digital strategist.   

Finally we have Sue Liburd MBE:

Sue Liburd
Sue Liburd

She's a businesswoman, author and human capital consultant.

Spalding store drops appeal after being caught selling illegal cigarettes THREE times

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Back at the start of the year Nasza Biedronka, on Sheep Market, had their Alcohol Premises Licence taken off them by the District Council after an undercover test found they were selling illegal cigarettes

They immediately appealed the decision, so under the rules, they were allowed to continue selling alcohol. Then things got interesting, look at this timeline:

  • 16th November 2015: Illegal cigarettes first bought in undercover operation at Nasza Biedronka.
  • 2nd December 2015: Search warrant executed, large quantity of illegal cigarettes seized. License suspended but Nasza Biedronka appeal.
  • 18th March 2016: Alcohol Licensing Team return and are able to buy illegal cigarettes again.
  • 2nd June 2016: Appeal date set for the 13th, Alcohol Licensing Team once again buy illegal cigarettes from Nasza Biedronka. Immediately raid the premises and find even more.  

Nasza Biedronka has now decided to drop their appeal.

EU Debate: Best view in the house

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Rod Whiting is chairing the debate for us tonight.

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Hopefully the audience will fill out a bit.

Woman attacked whilst with her children in Grantham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man has been arrested after a woman was assaulted on Saturday afternoon in the Trent road area.

A man and woman with two children, one of whom was in a pushchair, were seen having a domestic dispute in the area of Meres Leisure Centre.

The woman was assaulted during the incident but was not seriously injured. A 37-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail.

#CardfortheQueen arrives at Radio Lincolnshire studios

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You all did phenomenally well when we called on you to send us your best snaps of the county that we could collate into mosaic-like portrait for the Queen's 90th birthday.

This is the finished card:  

Card for the queen
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We liked it so much we decided we wanted a copy to keep for ourselves, here it is arriving at our station.

Our copy of the #CardfortheQueen arrives in reception

Come down and have a look for yourself!

EU Debate: The stage is set

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Serco: Independent review into problem-hit contract

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Since the start of the year we've been telling you about the issues plaguing school finances under the control of Serco. 

Last month £1m was withheld from the company by Lincolnshire County Council because of ongoing issues with wages and budgeting. 

There's been repossessions and claims that children have been "put at risk". 

Now an independent review is being carried out on the £70m contract. 

Serco
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The leader of the council, Martin Hill says they've had assurances that things will improve:

100,000 visitors to Lincoln Castle poppies in less than three weeks

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A fantastic number of visitors have already made the trip to see the poppies. 

Lincoln Castle says it's welcomed 100,000 visitors through its gates since the Tower of London poppies arrived. 

Around 5,500 ceramic poppies commemorating the centenary of World War One were unveiled at the landmark just two and a half weeks ago.

You have until September to see them. 

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Headlines across Lincolnshire this afternoon

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines across Lincolnshire from our newsroom this afternoon:

  • The NHS is to tackle a shortage of doctors in Lincolnshire by recruiting GPs from Europe
  • Grimsby company, Icelandic Seachill, loses a £60m contract with Marks & Spencer
  • A man's in a critical condition following an assault in a pub in Boston
  • A 45-year-old man's been arrested following a stabbing in Stamford

Traffic and travel: Congestion on the A52

BBC Travel

Roadworks on the main road in Friskney are backing up traffic at the Parish's lane junction.

Avoid if you can.

43 properties affected by Sutton on Sea power cuts

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

More on the power cuts at Sutton on Sea.

We've gone to Western Power Distribution with your reports, they say they're aware of the problem and engineers are on the scene trying to fix it. 

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The solution can't come quick enough for businesses there, many of who have shut their doors for the day because of the outages.