iCES & Senior European Experts: Brexit - Options for the UK

15 February 2017

Tuke Hall

Regent’s University London, Park Campus
Registrations are open from 18:00 and the event will be followed by a reception from 20:00.

The UK’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union was a dramatic development in British politics that will have consequences for years to come. The whole of the UK’s economic and foreign policies were thrown into doubt. But the implications go well beyond government and politics. The impact will be felt on businesses throughout Europe and beyond.

The British Government has stated it will start the negotiations about its withdrawal from the EU in March 2017. Before then, it must decide what kind of relationship it wants with the EU and with the rest of the world. Can Britain, as the Foreign Secretary famously said, “have its cake and eat it” or will it have to compromise with the remaining EU Members? And if it is a compromise, what will that mean for the economy and politics of the UK?

A panel of distinguished speakers from business, government and politics will debate the options with members of the audience. Join us for what will be a fascinating discussion about the future of the UK in the world where the established order is under pressures not seen since the end of the Cold War.



Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC, a British politician who served in various roles as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Scotland, Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary.

Graham Avery CMG, Senior Member of St Antony’s College and Mansfield College, Oxford University. He is also Honorary Director General of European Commission and Senior Adviser at European Policy Centre in Brussels.


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