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Britain and the EU – Difficult questions after the EU referendum

27 October 2016 - Afternoon conference - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

This conference will discuss the present realities and future challenges arising from the referendum on 23rd June. Leading academics, politicians and commentators will be discussing such issues as freedom of movement, the triggering of Article 50, and the possibility of a “hard” Brexit. The programme is below and you can also see further details and contribute to an opinion survey on:


13.00 – 13.30: Lunch and Registration

13.30 – 13.40: Welcome

13.40 – 15.25: Where does the Referendum leave us?
Chair: TBC
Jackie Minor, Head of Representation, European Commission Representation in the UK
Lord Dykes, Member of House of Lords EU Sub Committee E – Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection
Sir Stephen Wall, former European adviser to the British Prime Minister
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law, Queen Mary, University of London; Co-Director at the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context

15.25 – 15.45: Coffee/Tea

15.45 – 17.40: What does Brexit mean?
Chair: TBC
Catherine West MP, Shadow Foreign Minister
Lord Inglewood, Member of House of Lords International Relations Committee
Baroness Smith of Newnham, Director of the European Centre, Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University
John Palmer, former European editor, The Guardian, and former Political Director, European Policy Centre
Graham Avery, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and European Policy Centre, Brussels

17.40 – 17.45: Concluding Remarks

17.45 – 18.30: Drinks Reception

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