Brexit: what impact it will have on the UK, Europe and Hungary?



Conference of Political Capital

Venue: Gödör Klub (1061 Budapest, Király street 8-10.)
Date: June 28, 2018, 16:00-18.00
Language: English (without translation)

16.00-16.10 Opening remarksPéter Krekó, Director, Political Capital

16.10-16.40 Brexit – past, present and futureMatthew Goodwin, University of Kent
Who voted for Brexit, why, and what are the implications of this vote for Britain and Europe more widely? This talk will explore the causes and consequences of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, reflecting on the backgrounds and concerns of Leave voters, what British citizens now want from the Brexit deal and where this leaves British politics and Euroscepticism across the continent. He will investigate the relative role of economic and identity factors and show how Brexit has cut across traditional lines in politics, reshaping electorates and leading to a partial realignment of British politics.

16.40-18.00 The future of Brexit – discussion
    Matthew Goodwin, Professor, University of Kent, Senior Visiting Fellow, Chatham House
    Judit Iglódi-Csató, Government Affairs, Market Access and Communications Director at GSK Hungary
    Iain Lindsay OBE, British Ambassador to Hungary
    Nick Thorpe, Central Europe Correspondent for BBC

  Moderator: Péter Krekó, Political Capital

Matthew J. Goodwin is an academic, writer and speaker known mainly for his work on British and European politics, volatility, populism, Brexit and elections. He is Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Matthew is the author of five books, including Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (Cambridge University Press) and the forthcoming National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy (Penguin). He lives in London and tweets @GoodwinMJ

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