Brexit after the UK Election: what happens next

Lecture | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David Whineray, Visiting Scholar, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Center for British Studies

This lecture will cover the reasons for the UK joining and leaving the EU - as well as the current state of the Brexit negotiations and what is likely to happen on Brexit after the upcoming UK election.

Specifically, it will address five issues. First, the history of UK relations with Europe - and why the UK joined the EU in 1973. Second, the reasons for the development of eurosceptism in the UK. Third, why Prime Minister David Cameron offered a referendum on leaving the EU - and why the UK public voted to leave. Fourth, where the Brexit negotiations have got to - including the details of the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. Finally, how the UK election could impact next steps on Brexit and what the UK’s position on Brexit May be depending on the outcome of the election on 12 December.

Speaker: David Whineray is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for British Studies at Berkeley. He is also a non-resident Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. His areas of expertise include transatlantic relations, US foreign policy, Brexit, European foreign policy, the EU. European politics, and multilateralism. Whineray holds an MSc in Political Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics, Economics and International Relations from the University of Durham.