With forecasting of the triggering of Article 50 by as early as the end of March, businesses, media outlets, economists and political strategists all race to be at the forefront of the negotiations between the European Union and the UK.
But what will Brexit mean for the UK in the longer-term? Will the recent intentions of the SNP to initiate a second independence vote leave the UK in a compromising position, or pave the way for Scotland to cast an alternative future for itself by remaining a member of the EU? Is Theresa May the best person to lead the negotiations given her previous record as a 'remain voter'?
A panel of BU experts talked across a range of topics including economy, tourism and hospitality, politics and economics, at 12pm on Wednesday 15 March over Facebook Live.
- Dr Darren Lilleker, an academic from the Faculty of Media & Communication, whose research looks at political communication and the engagement of the citizen voter,
Jane Forster, Policy Adviser to BU’s Vice Chancellor, whose blog posts have looked at the implications of Brexit on Higher Education and EU research funding,
Dr Hanaa Osman, an academic whose work looks at ethnic migrant workers in the UK hospitality industry,
Professor Nigel Jump, an academic and consultant, whose work around regional economic development has looked into the consequences of Brexit for the Dorset economy.
Chaired by Multimedia Reporter, Jonathan Beal, the broadcast took place as part of our TalkBU discussion forum, with audience members joining in the discussion by entering our pre-event virtual lobby on Facebook, where audience members could pose their questions to the panel live.