Where do we go from here?
On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU – arguably one of the most unexpected and momentous decisions ever taken by the electorate. The result sparked the resignation of a sitting Prime Minister, a renewed Scottish independence debate, a controversial legal challenge, a snap general election, the ‘regrexit’ phenomenon, and in an ironic twist, the person charged with steering the nation through the withdrawal initially voted to remain.
One year on, and the situation is still uncertain. Are we committed to a ‘hard’ Brexit, and what does that actually mean? How much will it cost, how long will it take, and do we have enough skilled negotiators to get a good deal? Will there be deportations of EU citizens in the UK and vice versa? Will we see a rise of xenophobic sentiment like we did immediately after the vote? What of our trading relationships, and how will the millennial generation who largely voted ‘remain’ fare? Will the Union survive after a second Scottish independence referendum?
We’ve gathered an expert panel to answer these questions, and help us consider the far-reaching implications of the Britain’s exit from the EU.