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The PSA ‘What’s Happening…?’ series: Brexit: towards the break-up of the Union?

24 January 2019 at 6:30 pm

Chaired by award-winning journalist Stephen Bush (Political Editor, New Statesman), the second instalment of the Political Studies Association’s ‘What’s Happening?’ series will once again bring together academics, journalists, policy-makers and the interested general public to unravel the events that have had the nation talking over the past 12 months.

The UK Referendum to Exit the European Union has altered the political landscape of the UK in ways that otherwise would have been unimaginable – putting under question the scope and future of not just the European Union, but the United Kingdom too. After the Scottish Independence referendum in 2014, many commentators thought that this question was settled and that the nations of the UK would be able to continue to forge a future together, yet Brexit has now cast further doubts on this. The nations of the UK have returned very different votes, driven by different motivations – showing a profound level of division of opinions that, more two years after the referendum, still remain unaddressed.

Join us for this free event as we explore how Brexit might impact the future of the Union in political, social and economic terms – and whether we may even see the end of the UK as we know it.

The panel consists of academic experts from the PSA’s Specialist Groups (SGs) and is chaired by Stephen Bush of the New Statesman:
– Dr Katy Hayward (Queen’s University Belfast) – Irish Politics SG
– Dr Scott Lavery (SPERI, University of Sheffield) – British and Comparative Political Economy SG
– Dr Timofey Agarin (Queen’s University Belfast) – Ethnopolitics SG
– Professor Margaret Arnott (University of the West of Scotland) – Parliaments SG
– Dr Emily Rainsford (Newcastle University) – Young People’s Politics SG
– Dr Matt Wall (Swansea University) – Elections, Public Opinion and Parties SG
– Chair: Stephen Bush (Political Editor, New Statesman)

18:15 – Doors open
18:30 – 19:30 – Panel Discussion
19:30 – 20:00 – Audience Q&A
20:00 – Networking reception with drinks and canapés

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Date 24/01/2019
Time 6.30pm
Venue The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace

Ticket Price Free (registration via Eventbrite required)
Ticket Website https://psa-whats-happening.eventbrite.co.uk