State of the Union: The End of the UK?

State of the Union: The End of the UK?

Brexit Business Breakfasts

Date and time
28 Jan 2021 (9:00am - 10:30am)



This event is FREE to attend but registration is required.

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Our regular Brexit events have returned for 2021! Due to Covid-19, all of our events will take place online, but we will still bring together a wide range of speakers and give audience members the opportunity to get involved.

In our next online event, a panel of experts will discuss the future and the potential break-up of the UK. From Brexit to the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the differences between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have never been so clear, with the ‘United’ Kingdom feeling increasingly divided.

With the support for a second Scottish independence referendum increasing, questions surround the future of the Union, and if Wales and Northern Ireland could eventually also decide to go their own way. What could happen in this scenario, and could we expect the desire for independence to increase in the coming years?

Join us on Thursday 28 January, 9.00am-10.30am, for an insightful and interesting discussion. The event will take place on Zoom and will be hosted by Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director at the Centre for Brexit Studies, followed by Q&A from the audience.

Share your thoughts on social media with the hashtag: #CBSUnion

Panel Members:

Hosted by Professor Alex de Ruyter - Director at the Centre for Brexit Studies.

Professor Katy Hayward – Professor of Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast, Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe and Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Jay Rowe – PhD Student at the Centre for Brexit Studies and freelance writer.

Professor Richard Wyn Jones - Professor of Welsh Politics at Cardiff University, and Director of Cardiff University's Wales Governance and Dean of Public Affairs.

Professor Michael Danson - Economist and Professor Emeritus of Enterprise Policy, Heriot-Watt University and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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