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Talk, Tue 7 Nov 2017

University of Essex

University of Essex


University of Essex

01206 873333


University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,


What effect has the General Election had on the Brexit process currently being negotiated in Brussels?

Has it impacted the separation agreement? How have public attitudes towards Brexit changed over the year?

We investigate changes that have occurred over this period and if there's any evidence of 'Bregret' - that is, voters regretting the decision they made in the referendum and whether this influenced the election outcome.

Professor Paul Whiteley from our Department of Government examines the effects of public opinion on the Brexit negotiations operating both directly via current attitudes to UK membership of the EU, but also indirectly via the political consequences of the general election.

Conventional opinion suggests that the election has weakened the prospects for a 'hard Brexit', which means Britain withdrawing from the single market and the Customs Union, and rejecting the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. However our analysis questions if this is really true, and speculates about the likelihood of the UK separating from the EU without a final agreement in March 2019.

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Tue 7 Nov 2017 19:00 to 20:30

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