The increasingly brutal fallout of the Brexit vote continues, but we are moving towards some degree of clarity on who is going to wind up running the country, at least in the short term – probably, anyhow. At the beginning of last week, I wrote a piece for Reuters suggesting we might end up in months if not years of messy hiatus while the government decides whether or not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
I think that’s slightly less likely now – Home Secretary Theresa May, now the front runner for the Conservative leadership, looks rather more like she has decided to take that step, although there is little clarity on timescale. Still a lot uncertain, however – and last night’s PS21 discussion on British politics after the vote really showcased that. A really great panel and some really great discussions.
As you can see below, we have some further great events coming up. Look forward to seeing you there…
Global affairs columnist, Reuters
Executive director, PS21
Britain in the world after Brexit
Tuesday, July 12 2016, six p.m., King’s College London
After the referendum, where does the United Kingdom go next? PS21 pulls together a panel to discuss the future of Britain and the world as it begins – probably, or at least possibly – the process of extricating himself from the European Union. Is that iit for British power and influence? What is the future of UK relations with Europe outside the EU? Can it rebuild and grow other alliances? And what, if any, might its approach to the outside world now be?
Peter Apps [moderator] – Global Affairs Columnist, Thomson Reuters. Executive Director, PS21
Lt Gen Sir Graeme Lamb – Former Director, UK Special Forces
Catherine Fieschi – Director, Counterpoint
Assertive Russia, Unstable Europe?
Tuesday, July 19, 6 p.m., Thomson Reuters
PS21 global fellow Ali Wyne interviews former US national intelligence officer for Russia Fiona Hill, now head of the Europe program at Brookings, on an increasingly unpredictable continent and the inner workings of the Kremlin.
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Further London events
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The defense of Europe after Warsaw, Brexit
Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m., King’s College London
In the aftermath of the UK referendum and Warsaw NATO summit, PS21 looks at ongoing tensions with Russia and the defense of Europe. Moderated by Reuters global defense correspondent Peter Apps with speakers including former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Lt Gen Sir Richard Shirreff
London networking drinks
Wednesday, July 27, 7pm