On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe
Skip to main content
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. But as the date approaches, important aspects of the withdrawal agreement as well as the future relationship between the U.K. and EU, particularly on trade, remain unresolved. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in Northern Ireland, where the re-imposition of a hard border with Ireland could threaten a hard-fought peace. Scotland, which voted resoundingly against Brexit, has raised questions about the future of devolved governance arrangements in the U.K., while the independence question remains alive. As Robert Bosch Senior Fellow Amanda Sloat writes in her recent report âDivided kingdom: How Brexit is remaking the UKâs constitutional order,â âBrexit will alter not one but two unions: the European Union and the United Kingdom.â
On October 23, 2018, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a panel discussion on the Brexit endgame. It will examine what the decisions of the coming weeks could mean for the U.K., Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, the European Union, and the United States. Sloat will be joined on the panel by Douglas Alexander, former U.K. Secretary of State for Scotland and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Lucinda Creighton, former Irish Minister for European Affairs; and Sir Kim Darroch, British Ambassador to the United States. Edward Luce of the Financial Times will moderate.
This discussion is part of the Brookings â" Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, which aims to build up and expand resilient networks and trans-Atlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning trans-Atlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.
Director - Center on the United States and Europe
Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and StrategyTwitterthomaswright08 Panelist
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and EuropeTwitterA_Sloat Panelist
Senior Fellow - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard UniversityTwitterD_G_Alexander Panelist
CEO - Vulcan ConsultingTwitterLCreighton Panelist
Sir Kim Darroch
British Ambassador to the United States - British Embassy WashingtonTwitterKimDarroch Moderator
Ed ward Luce
Washington Columnist and Commentator - Financial TimesTwitterEdwardGLuce Contact Brookings Office Of Communications 202.797.6105 firstname.lastname@example.org Hosted By
- Center on the United States and Europe
To subscribe or manage your subscriptions to our top event topic lists, please visit our event topics page.