The end 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.

The Centre for Brexit Studies are delighted to bring together an expert panel to discuss the future and potential breakup of the UK at their next online event.

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.

At the event, titled ‘State of the Union: The End of the UK?’, an expert panel will discuss what could happen if the UK were to breakup, and if we could expect the desire for independence to increase in the coming years.

The event, taking place online on Thursday 28 January from 9.00am-10.30am, will be hosted by Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director at the Centre for Brexit Studies, followed by Q&A from the audience.

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.

For more information and to register for free tickets, access the Eventbrite page here.

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