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Hard Brexit? Soft Brexit? No Brexit?

28 June 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

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The minority Conservative government’s Brexit policy is in chaos. The Prime Minister’s personal position is fragile; Ministers contradict each other publicly; and the traditional supporters of the Conservative party in the City and business become daily more vocal about their unease. Against th... Read More

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The aims of the Industrial Strategy Commission

06 June 2017 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Dame Kate Barker, Chair of The Industrial Strategy Commission

After a painfully slow recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, and in the wake of the Brexit vote, UK businesses and policymakers recognise that the UK urgently needs new economic thinking and practices. Last year, the new Conservative administration established the Business, Energy and Industrial ... Read More

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Consequences of a hard Brexit

05 June 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

This event will be the launch of a new report by Dr. Andrew Black of the Global Policy Institute looking at the possible consequences of a hard Brexit, following the failure of Article 50 negotiations between Great Britain and the European Union. Through his detailed analysis, Dr. Black has attempte... Read More

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The City and Brexit – British and German perspectives

16 May 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Panel discussion,

It has already become clear that the question of financial and related services will form a separate and substantial component of the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union triggered by the invocation of Article 50. This discussion will be considering the negotiating posi... Read More

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Defence implications of Brexit and the change of US administration

10 May 2017 - Evening meeting - Login for venue

Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chair, Defence Select Committee

Brexit and the change of the US administration could have significant implications for UK defence policies. Since the second world war, NATO has been a cornerstone of UK and European defence policies. Since the Brexit vote there has been speculation  that the remaining 27 EU members might decide on... Read More

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Brexit – Did the economists get it wrong?

29 March 2017 - Early evening meeting - Login for venue


During the EU referendum campaign in 2016 many economists predicted disastrous economic consequences in case of a “Leave” vote. However, the current economic climate is far from this scenario. Were the economic models used at the time wrong? Were the predictions wrong or will they still take eff... Read More