Falling Out? Brexit, the EU and what comes next
10:00 am to 11:00 am, 05 October 2019
UCL European Institute
Darwin Lecture TheatreGower StreetLondonWC1E 6XAUnited Kingdom
Brexit has dominated British politics for the past three years – triggering acrimonious debates about who wants what and why exactly, how the UK government and parliament propose to achieve it, and what the courts have to say. By contrast, yet again, we all too often lose sight of the EU’s position, its political aims and its structural constraints. Yet it always takes two to tango. From the ins and outs of Article 50 to the Irish backstop: why have reached the current impasse – and is there any way it can be solved? What could future relations between the EU and the UK look like? And what happens if we leave without a deal? A panel of expert commentators bring their views to the discussion and answer questions from the audience.
• Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
• Ronan McCrea, Professor of Constitutional and EU Law, UCL Laws
• Uta Staiger, Executive Director, UCL European Institute
• Albert Weale, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Political Theory, UCL Political Science
Part of the UCL It's All Academic Festival, a free day packed full of talks, panel discussions, screenings, performances, workshops, interactive stands, exhibitions and tours.