"Long Brexit vs Long Covid - what they both imply for the economy looking ahead"
Vicky Pryce, a former Joint Head of of the UK Government Economic Service gives an expert assessment two years after the UK left the EU, and one year after the Trade & Co-operation Agreement between the two came into force. Can the Brexit effect be separated from the Covid effect? What is happening compared with other EU countries?
"UK Trade one year on from Brexit"
David Henig is one of the UK’s leading authorities on trade policy. He is Director of the UK Trade Policy Project at the think-tank European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and has written extensively on the trade implications of Brexit. He also looks more widely at global trade issues such as USA-China tensions, the future of the WTO, and EU trade agreements. He previously worked for the UK Government on EU-US trade negotiations and China-US issues in particular. UK Trade one year on from Brexit
"What have Brexit and Brexiteers done to UK science?"
Dr Mike Galsworthy has a PhD in Behaviour Genetics and is a Senior Research Associate at University College London. He is affiliated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a visiting researcher. He co-founded Scientists for EU in 2015 and in January 2022 joined the European Movement as Campaigns Strategy Adviser. He is an articulate and convincing pro-EU voice.
'The Lost Decade: Brexit and austerity’.
Polly Toynbee, the well-known journalist, someone with both integrity and thoroughness, talks about austerity, Brexit, future prospects, climate change and how our politics could be so much better.
"Visas, Supply Chains and Brexit"
Catherine Barnard is about as expert a lawyer as you can get and is carefully impartial politically. The title of her talk might not excite everyone but is of vital importance to the welfare of the UK. As professor of EU and employment law at Cambridge she can be relied upon to be accurate in her information and balanced in her opinions. Listen to her talk and subsequent Q&A to find out how the UK and EU are progressing as we emerge from the pandemic.
"Brexit: It's all going just as badly as we knew it would ...
(Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol)"
Michael Dougan is a professor of European Law at Liverpool University. It is part of his job to know about the EU. In a half hour Zoom talk he gives us his assessment, and it makes for interesting listening. Politicians and journalists will inform us according to their agenda. Academics guard their reputation and tell us how it really is.
"Must Labour always lose? How to avoid a one-party state."
Denis MacShane has had a colourful, often controversial life as a journalist-politician in Labour over many years, standing for Parliament in 1974 and being the best Europe Minister of any government until the calamity of Brexit struck. His 30 min introductory talk is informative and amusing. The Q&A that follows reveals many of the shortcomings of British politics.
"How fares meritocracy in Britain and Europe? Competence or Cronyism?"
Dr Adrian Wooldridge is an author and political editor of the well respected ‘Economist’ newspaper. Should meritocracy or privilege prevail? Will Brexit make things better or worse? What is the quality of our government? Are we socially mobile? Should our education system be improved? These and other questions are discussed in a refreshingly balanced way by Mr Wooldridge.
"So you think you live in a democracy?"
Brigid Gardner of Make Votes Matter is a retired head teacher, someone of impeccable background gives a sincere, well-informed and painfully accurate description of something we take for granted. Belarus is the only other European country with such an inappropriate and out-of-date political system. If you wonder why our politics are of such a low standard, here's why.
"If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you are going"
Martyn Bond, author, broadcaster and Europe expert talks about political thinking ranging from Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi to Adolph Hitler that led, eventually, to the European Union. NES4EU presents a Zoom talk with a historical and political perspective: "If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you are going"
"Why Boris' botched Brexit deal beggars belief"
Dr Richard Corbett, former Labour MEP, linguist, author and fluent and well-informed speaker will explain the background to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and discuss the fallout. There are numerous consequences of Brexit which are not receiving sufficient publicity. Leaving the EU came at a huge cost to the UK economically, culturally and in terms of our standing in the world.
"Trade Policy after Brexit"
David Henig is a trade expert, NOT a campaigner. Here is an unvarnished assessment of UK’s trading prospects.
"The Cheshire Cat Brexit"
Brendan Donnelly, ex MEP, Director of the Federal Trust, ex Foreign Office, ex political adviser, is well qualified to comment on Brexit.
"Governing after Brexit"
Jill Rutter, a former British civil servant, is a senior research fellow of UK in a Changing Europe, and was previously the programme director at the Institute for Government, directing the organisation's work on better policy making and Brexit. Jill spoke to us as a neutral expert and not as a pro-European campaigner
"Johnson's Great Brexit Deal: How far have we got?"
Michael Dougan is professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the University of Liverpool. He has some forthright comments!