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The Full English Brexit: From its origin to the present

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Brexit: what is it, will it happen, what will it look like?

The Full English Brexit: From its origin to the present

Debates about Brexit continue to rumble on. The High Court has ruled that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU - on its own. The government will appeal this, saying it has "no intention of letting" the judgement "derail Article 50 or the timetable we have set out. We are determined to continue with our plan."

What does all this mean, and will Brexit even happen? If it does, what will it look like, and what does the future hold for the UK? 

Donald Sassoon is professor emeritus of Comparative European History at Queen Mary University of London. Among other books, Donald Sassoon is the author of the highly acclaimed One Hundred Years of Socialism (1,000 pages) and The Culture of the Europeans. His work has been characterised as a “Classic" by Eric Hobsbawm. He taught at Queen Mary all his life but he also lectured at universities in Asia, North America and Europe. He has just completed Anxious Triumph: The Making of Global Capitalism 1880-1914. His books and articles have been translated into dozens of languages.
Date: Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Time: 1.00-3.00pm
Venue: Room USS4.15 (University Square Stratford)
For more information contact Dr. Ejike Udeogu at

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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