While 2019 is due to mark the end of the formal Brexit negotiation period and the UK’s departure from the European Union, much uncertainty remains about Britain’s future and its relationship with Europe. With many fearing that the UK will be significantly worse off after Brexit, we ask leading experts Vernon Bogdanor and Peter Hennessy with Isabel Hardman, assistant editor of The Spectator, to examine the current situation and the likely future impact of Brexit on financial stability, foreign policy and security.
Peter Hennessy, one of Britain’s best-known historians, is Attlee Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Never Again: Britain 1945-51 (winner of the NCR and Duff Cooper Prizes), the bestselling The Prime Minister and The Secret State: Preparing for The Worst 1945-2010. He was made an independent crossbench life peer in 2010.
Vernon Bogdanor was, until 2010, Professor of Government at Oxford University. He is now a Research Professor at King’s College, London, Gresham Professor of Law, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He is a regular contributor to radio, television and print media on constitutional issues.
Isabel Hardman is a journalist and broadcaster. She is Assistant Editor of The Spectator and presents Week in Westminster on BBC Radio 4. In 2015, she was named “Journalist of the Year” at the Political Studies Association’s annual awards. She frequently appears on television and radio, including Have I Got News For You, The News Quiz, Sunday Politics, and with Andrew Marr, Robert Peston, and more.
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