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Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

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A Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Making Sense of Brexit: The Political and Policy Implications for the UK’s Devolved Administrations

For the first time in the history of the European Union (EU) a member state has voted to leave the Union. The UK has often been coined ‘an awkward partner’ a catch-all term to encompass the UK’s troubled relationship with the European integration process. The recent vote to Leave the EU only reiterates the UK’s ambivalence towards its place in the wider European family. Analysis of electoral data from the EU referendum on 23rd June 2016 has highlighted that the UK electorate is inherently fragmented on a range of political and policy issues.

The referendum vote for Remain in Scotland and Northern Ireland and the Leave vote in Wales has attracted much attention to the devolved administrations, the Brexit negotiations and the impact Brexit will have on the UK’s regions. The politics and policies of the devolved administrations vary significantly and thus identifying the impact of Brexit at the regional level is highly significant.

By examining the regional variation in the UK on the salience of EU membership, the political and policy implications of Brexit for the devolved administrations and the role the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will play during the negotiation process of the UK exiting the EU, Dr Kathryn Simpson of Manchester Metropolitan University will aim to make sense of Brexit and determine what the future of devolution in the UK will resemble in a post-Brexit environment.

This seminar, including time for subsequent questions, will take place in the London offices of HMRC and at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

This booking for is for the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School seminar which will take place on Tuesday 7th November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre G.35.

Dr Simpson is an expert in comparative European politics, Brexit, political behaviour and public opinion. Overall, her research covers how attitudes to inequality are linked to attitudes to European integration, as well as the link between public attitudes to inequality and public attitudes to the EU in the context of economic crisis.

Dr Simpson is author of a forthcoming monograph entitled Examining Public Opinion Support for the European Union: Britain, Ireland, Brexit and Beyond which will be published by Manchester University Press (MUP).

She is an Elected Executive Member and Trustee of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and Board Member of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE).

Dr Simpson is also a regular media commentator on European, British and Irish politics featuring on a range of local, national and international media which includes, but is not limited to, BBC Breakfast, BBC Sunday Politics, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Manchester, RTE (Radio Telefis Eireann), The Irish Times and BFM TV (France's 24hr news channel) among others.

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Manchester Metropolitan University Future Economies Research Centre

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