Members Event Webinar
Charlie Cooper, Brexit Correspondent, Politico
Georgina Wright, Research Associate, Europe Programme, Chatham House
In the House of Commons on Thursday, Theresa May defended a draft withdrawal agreement with Brussels which, if agreed by the EU27 leaders and ratified by both the UK parliament and European Union, could seal the terms of the UK’s divorce with the EU. The document represents a year and a half of intense negotiation, but what does it concretely mean for British and EU citizens?
Georgina Wright from Chatham House and Politico's Brexit Correspondent Charlie Cooper will assess the contents of the 585-page document. How have both the public and the key political players responded to it? How does the document propose to solve critical and complex issues such as access to the customs union, future trade deals and Northern Ireland’s border? If parliament rejects the deal, how will this affect the dynamics in Westminster and the UK’s relationship with Brussels? And considering the recent string of ministerial resignations, how real is the danger of a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s leadership?
Please note, this event is online only. Members can watch webinars from a computer or other internet-ready device and do not need to come to Chatham House to attend.