What Does Brexit Look Like to Other Member States?
Quentin Peel, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Thomas Raines, Research Fellow and Programme Manager, Europe Programme, Chatham House
The vote to leave the European Union puts the UK on the front line of some of the most complex political issues of our time. Throughout the UK’s EU referendum campaign, there was growing debate about the role of the UK in a changing Europe. But, while Britain debates its future relationship with the EU, what is the EU thinking about its future relationship with Britain?
Were significant political powers in the continent openly or tacitly supportive of a possible Brexit during the referendum? Is there a school of thought that Brexit will actually be good for the EU? Has the UK been considered detached from Europe, given that it remains outside of the Eurozone and the Schengen area? Quentin Peel will consider these questions and discuss how Brexit could change Britain’s future position on the European and world stage.
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.