In the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the negotiations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU look even more challenging. Now that the UK is finishing its transition to Brexit, do we now know what it means? We explore the realities of Brexit for government, the economy, and our politics and look ahead to the policy choices we face. What are the unresolved questions for the UK? Our speakers will comprise a range of expertise, covering British politics, knowledge of Whitehall, the economy, and UK-EU law to assess where we might be heading.
Katy Hayward (@hayward_katy) is Professor of Political Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow at ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ think-tank, where she leads a project on The future and status of Northern Ireland.
Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce) is Chief Economic Advisor at the Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service.
Jill Rutter (@jillongovt) is Senior Research Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe.
Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.
Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory.
This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy.
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This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
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