Liverpool Responds: Beyond Brexit

5:30pm - 6:30pm / Tuesday 15th December 2020
Type: Webinar / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Responds
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With the UK just weeks away from the end of the transition period, what will life look like outside the European Union?

Join Liverpool graduate Ann O'Connor, correspondent and presenter with ITV Granada Reports, who will host the next online Liverpool Responds event on Tuesday 15th December at 5.30pm. She will be joined by a panel of guests - Gavin Esler Scottish journalist, television presenter and author, leading British and Irish politics expert; Professor Jon Tonge Professor in Politics, Professor Helen Stalford ,Professor of Law, who is a leading expert in children’s law and has been involved in European and international level working with Lords and Commons, Council of Europe and UNICEF around children and how children's rights will be affected by Brexit and Dr David Jeffery, Senior Lecturer in British politics, who researches the decline of the Conservative vote in Liverpool.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was elected with large parliamentary majority a year ago on the promise of an “oven-ready” Brexit deal, but many details remain outstanding and the threat of no-deal still looms large.

Is the UK about to step into a bright, new era as an “independent coastal state”? Or will Brexiters come to regret the promises made to the electorate, as the reality of going alone in an increasingly fractured world begin to bite? How will the election of Joe Biden as US President influence the governing Conservative’s party’s approach to the island of Ireland?

So many questions remain unanswered, so join us to hear from some of the UK’s leading experts as we try to cut through the bombast and posturing to find some clarity around all of our futures as the biggest change in our nation’s history for more than four decades begins to reveal its true self.

This event is free to attend with the opportunity to submit questions to the panel following the main discussion.

Liverpool Responds: Beyond Brexit will be streamed via Zoom.

Registered guests will receive details of the event and, nearer the time, the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.