Ship of Fools? The UK Sets Sail for Brexit

IIEA23rd January 20171min
In this address to the IIEA, Tony Barber argued that Theresa May's government will no longer be able to evade necessary choices between 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and that these decisions may expose the internal contradictions of the political and electoral coalition that rejected EU membership in June 2016.

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About the Speech

In this address to the IIEA, Tony Barber argued that Theresa May’s government will no longer be able to evade necessary choices between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit, and that these decisions may expose the internal contradictions of the political and electoral coalition that rejected EU membership in June 2016. Mr. Barber analysed the possible impact this will have on British politics in 2017.

About the Speaker

Tony Barber is Europe Editor and Associate Editor at the Financial Times in London. He joined the newspaper in 1997 and served terms as bureau chief in Frankfurt, Rome, and Brussels. He started his career in 1981 at Reuters news agency, serving as a foreign correspondent in New York, Washington and Chicago. He worked from 1990 to 1997 at The Independent in London, where he was successively East Europe Editor and Europe Editor. He studied from 1978 to 1981 at St John’s College, Oxford University, where he received a BA in Modern History.

 

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