3 November 2016, 17:30 - 19:00
The EU referendum and the decision of the UK to leave Europe is clearly one of the most momentous events in modern British history. It is already reshaping the political landscape in profound ways. The new Prime Minister Theresa May says ‘Brexit means Brexit’. But what does Brexit mean? Are we heading for Hard Brexit or Soft Brexit? We have assembled a panel of leading figures who will explore the meanings of Brexit. This will be a major event exploring the key issue that faces our country.
Gerard Lyons (Brexit and Business). Gerard Lyons is a leading economist. He founded Economists for Brexit and was economics advisor to Boris Johnson when he was Mayor of London. He is currently Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth Investments and has many years of experience in the City of London.
Julian Huppert (Brexit and Politics). Julian Huppert is former Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge (2010-15). He was one of only two MPs with a Science PhD and is now a research fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Craig Bennett (Brexit and the Environment). Craig Bennett is CEO of Friends of the Earth. He is one of the most respected speakers on environmental matters in the UK.
This panel is organised by the History group at Anglia Ruskin in collaboration with the Business School.