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The Best Deal for Britain: The UK and the EU After the Referendum

  • Date(s)
    26 September 2016
  • Time
    12:20 - 13:45
  • Location
    Tate Liverpool
  • Address
    Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB
The Best Deal for Britain: The UK and the EU After the Referendum

In partnership with E!Sharp, the leave victory at the EU referendum has opened up a long period of uncertainty for Britain. The only factors that seem certain are that it will take several years to settle a new relationship between the UK and the EU – and the final outcome is impossible to predict.

The referendum campaign exposed real public anger with Europe but it didn’t provide hard answers about the shape of that future relationship. At times, some of the leave rhetoric appeared to reject any form of close partnership with the EU. Since the result, it has become clear that, no matter which side they campaigned for before 23 June, most senior politicians realise that to protect Britain’s prosperity a productive new accommodation between an exiting UK and the continuing EU will need to be struck.

This fringe will seek to look at the possible shape of that new deal and the Labour Party’s role in shaping it.


Chris Bryant, Labour MP and former Europe minister

Seb Dance, Labour MEP

Roger Liddle, co-chair, Policy Network

Seema Malhotra, Labour MP and former shadow chief secretary to the Treasury

John Park, assistant general secretary, Community

Helen Wallace, academic and board member, Policy Network

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