Brexit and Northern Ireland


Solving the issue of the Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has proved intractable in the Brexit process, but the impact that Brexit could have on the people of Northern Ireland is still the biggest question.

Two leading Brexit experts, Dr Graham Gudgin and Dr Leslie Budd, have gone head to head to discuss the impact that Brexit could have on Northern Ireland.

Dr Graham Gudgin is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre For Business Research in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, Chief Economic Advisor at Policy Exchange in London and also co-edits ‘BriefingsforBrexit’, a pro-Brexit academic website.

Dr Leslie Budd, a Reader in Social Enterprise in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at the Open University Business School and also Visiting Professor here at the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University.

Speaking at our London and Belfast launch events for our latest book ‘Brexit and Northern Ireland: Bordering on Confusion?’, the duo share their thoughts and views around what impact could Brexit have on the Irish Border and the Good Friday Agreement, what the DUP’s role in the Brexit process has been, what Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal mean for Northern Ireland and what impact Brexit could have on the people of Northern Ireland and their economy, jobs and future.

Brexit and Northern Ireland is available to listen to on the Centre’s SoundCloud now. 

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