Making Sense of Brexit: 'The UK in a Changing Europe' Sponsored Roundtable

Ferrier Hall
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 27th March 13:30 - 15:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Professor Daniel Wincott (Cardiff University)
Panel Members: 
  • Professor Charlotte Burns (University of Sheffield)
  • Professor Anand Menon (King's College London)
  • Dr Jo Hunt (Cardiff University)
  • Dr Philip Lynch (University of Leicester)

This event is sponsored by the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

During the eighteen months after the referendum on EU membership neither of the major UK-wide political parties managed to define a clear prospectus for Brexit. The shared absence of clarity is something like a jointly created equilibrium, off which the leadership of neither party has seemed capable of moving.  The blocked politics of Brexit at the UK level has had consequences across a series of domains.  It has slowed and compromised the pace and character of the UK’s negotiations with the EU, shaped policy debates (such as on environmental policy) around Brexit, contributed to a politics of centralising control by the UK central government and limited the capacity of British political parties to respond to political mobilisation patterns linked to Brexit.