Countdown to Brexit: what does leaving the EU mean for you?

The government has promised to begin negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU in a matter of weeks, yet most of us are still to understand what Brexit really means. We know that the majority of the British public voted to leave in the EU referendum but beyond that, the plan is far from clear.

What should British negotiators be aiming for as they thrash out a Brexit deal with Europe and what should we, the British public, be asking of our leaders at this crucial time in our nation’s history? Do we want a hard Brexit or soft? What kind of a trade deal is available to us? What kind of immigration system is even possible after we leave the EU?

The Conversation and The UK in a Changing Europe have brought together a team of experts to address these fundamental issues as the deadline for triggering Article 50 looms.

Join us for a very special evening at Leicester’s King Power stadium, where you will have the chance to put your most burning Brexit questions to our panel.


  • Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative. Specialises in European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge. She specialises in EU law and employment law.
  • Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Senior Fellow of The UK in a Changing Europe and former principal research fellow of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research
  • Dr Oxana Golynker is lecturer in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Leicester. Her research is focused on European Union citizenship as a status and the rights attached to it, and cross-border social solidarity.

This event is open to the public. To register for the event please click here.

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