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Brexit, Britain and the EU. In the referendum of June 23 2016 voters in the United Kingdom made an historic decision to leave the European Union by a margin of 51.89% to 48.11%. Speakers on the implications and consequences of British withdrawal include writers and specialists on the political, business, financial, economic, banking, trade, legal, and social outcomes of this momentous event. Issues include the influence of the European Research Group [ERG], the ‘backstop’, the Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland border and forthcoming negotiations on a future relationship with the EU. Speakers cast light on implications, risks, and opportunities in the EU27 including Ireland, and on the impact of Brexit outside Europe including in the United States and other non-EU territories.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland left the European Union on 31 January 2020 entering a ‘transition or implementation period’ of eleven months. The EU and the UK are now in talks on their future relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying on September 8th that ‘the #Brexit deal never made sense and must be rewritten’.
Specialist #Brexit speakers, both in-person and as virtual speakers include supporters of Remain, believers in Leave, and writers and commentators who are merely highly informed observers. After all, even Speaker Bercow is now a speaker.
And now, with the final free trade deal agreed on Christmas Eve 2020 Ursula von der Leyen has declared that ‘it is time to leave Brexit behind’ and Boris Johnson has described the arrangements as ‘a good deal for the whole of Europe’. MPs and peers were recalled on 30 December to ratify the new treaty. Transitional arrangements between the UK and the EU ended at 2300hrs GMT on 31st December 2020.
Michael Buerk has won more international awards than any other British journalist. He has been a constant presence on our screens since 1973 and hosts of BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze and The Choice. He lectures on international issues and environmental m... [more]
Prolific writer and speaker on economics, finance and monetary policy. Formerly with Nat West, RBS and SBC Warburg, now a highly regarded commentator, and expert on finance and risk. Co-founder of Pieria.co.uk and contributer to Bloomberg, BBC, FT. ... [more]
Former Governor of the Bank of England, Chairman of the FSA and Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry. Now Director, London School of Economics. Early career included Foreign and Commonwealth Office, H M Treasury and McKinsey and ... [more]
Julia Hartley-Brewer presents on LBC 97.3FM radio and is former Assistant Editor and political columnist on The Sunday Express, a regular guest on programmes such as Have I Got News For You and Question Time and a great after dinner speaker and confe... [more]
Author, Broadcaster, Journalist and Lecturer, Anthony Hilton joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on The Guardian. Anthony Hilton was City Editor of The Times, 1981 to 1983 and City Editor of The Evening Standard from 1984 to 1989 and in November... [more]
Dr Otmar Issing is the former Chief economist of The European Central Bank and a leading European economist, particularly influencing European economic policy accross the Eurozone. He is a respected former member of the board of the European Central ... [more]
Anatole Kaletsky is one of the country's leading commentators on economics, he was formerly Economics Editor and is now Editor-at-large of The Times and writes for The Times Comment pages on Thursdays. He has won many awards for his financial and pol... [more]
Sir David Madden's career has included leading negotiations on a Cyprus settlement and EU accession. As British Ambassador to Greece 1999-2004, he helped the Greek government achieve a break-through against the 17 November terrorist movement after th... [more]
Hamish McRae is one of Europe's most respected financial journalists and commentators. He is the principal economic commentator and associate editor of The Independent and was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year 2006 at the British Pres... [more]
Esther McVey worked for 12 years as a broadcaster and producer and was the youngest female host of ITV's breakfast news. In 2010 she was elected as the first Conservative MP on Merseyside since 1997. She was Minister of State for Employment from 2013... [more]
Speaker Sir Richard Needham was Deputy Chairman of Dyson for four years, now senior independent Director. A former Minister of Trade and the visionary architect of Northern Ireland's reconstruction and redevelopment. Sir Richard Needham is both a str... [more]
Adair Turner (Lord Turner) was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the regulatory body which oversaw the financial services industry in the UK until its abolition in March 2013. He is also Chairman of the UK Government's Climate Change Comm... [more]