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Circle Talk: Is the UK headed for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 31 December?

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Is the UK headed for a 'no-deal' Brexit on 31 December?

17 December 2020 - 19:00(UK TIME)

The real political risk of no-deal is that you will have concentrated losses in few sectors which become very visible and generate media coverage which we didn’t see after the referendum.

Prof Jonathan Portes spoke about the economic impact of the Brexit in Circle Foundation's webinar on Brexit.

Rebecca Christie speaks about handling of the Northern Ireland issue in Brexit negotiations.

Thomas Hardwood explains at Circle Foundation's Brexit webinar why he thinks the Brexit is a political project rather than an economic project.

You can watch full episode on Youtube.

Circle Foundation is proud to announce yet another timely and exciting #circletalk webinar on Brexit.

The UK and EU have been carrying out negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal since March and are attempting to secure one before the so-called transition period end on 31 December.

As we are approaching near the end of the transition period, the U.K and the EU has not been able to agree on a possible deal and the time runs out on 31 December and things are far from settled.

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest meeting with the EU commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen, the PM stated that now it is the time for the public and businesses to get ready for the Australian option on January 1st.

Although in a joint statement, Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it was “responsible at this point to go the extra mile”, to see whether an agreement can even at this late stage be reached, however, both sides also acknowledge that there are some serious and very difficult issues that far from settlement until the 31 December.

The panel will explore:

What would no deal mean? and What does an Australian-style deal entitle?

What will happen if the UK don’t get a deal?

How this will effect the UK’s relationship with the EU from 1st January onwards?

And what would be the implications for short and long term for the UK in terms of political, social, economical aspects?

The speakers:

– Dan Hodges- Columnist and commentator for the Mail on Sunday

– Prof Jonathan Portes – Professor of Economics at Kings College London and Senior fellow at UK in a Changing Europe

– Tom Harwood- Senior reporter at Guido Hawkes and Columnist at the Telegraph

– Prof Thomas Sampson – Assoc Prof of Economics at LSE and Research Fellow at Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

– Rebecca Christie – Visiting Fellow at Bruegel and former political correspondent for Bloomberg

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