Saturday, May 21, 2016
Two British leaders present cases for and against Britain leaving the European Union (Brexit)
On June 23, voters in the United Kingdom will vote in a referendum on their country’s membership in the European Union. A British exit—or “Brexit”—from the EU would have significant political, economic, and institutional implications both within and outside Britain. In an event Friday hosted by the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative based at King's College London, and Wilton Park USA, former officials and academics assessed the range of issues that could result from the outcome of the referendum.