Experts to explore what a good Brexit is for city and county

Posted by pt91 at Oct 12, 2017 11:55 AM |
Academic, political and commercial expertise to meet for debate organised by our University on 6 November

The roadmap to Leicester and Leicestershire’s post-Brexit prosperity is to be explored at a meeting of minds organised by our University that will see professional and academic expertise, and the general public answer the question: ‘What would a good Brexit look like for Leicester & Leicestershire?’

The free public event will take place on 6 November from 5.30pm to 7pm at Attenborough Hall, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ. Book and submit your questions to the panel here: www.le.ac.uk/leics-brexit

It will feature an expert panel discussing the implications of Brexit from a local perspective. How will Britain's departure from the EU affect businesses in the city and county? What will be the dangers and pitfalls to avoid, the opportunities to seize?

Drawing on their commercial, political and academic expertise, the expert panel will consider the matter from all angles. The panel will comprise of Lord Wolfson (Chief Executive, NEXT), Emma McClarkin (Conservative MEP for the East Midlands), Rory Palmer MEP (Labour), Professor Helen Drake (Professor of French and European Studies, Loughborough University London) and will be Chaired by Professor Paul Boyle (President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester).

The event will be of interest to businesses, the public sector and members of the public who want to learn more about the implications of Brexit for the city and county.

The event has been organised by Professor Adam Cygan from Leicester Law School, who is leading an Economic and Social Research Council-funded project into how Parliament has responded to Brexit entitled ‘Parties, Parliament and the Brexit Process’. This research will engage with parliamentarians, policy makers, business and civil society to identify the political and legislative priorities and challenges that emerge during the Brexit process.

This event forms part of a series of Leicester Conversations, bringing experts together to discuss important topics from a local perspective and forms part of the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science.

Join the discussion on Twitter at #leicsbrexit