The Causes and Consequences of Brexit

  • 01 Apr 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online


The Causes and Consequences of Brexit

This presentation will look at the underlying problems which led Britain to vote to leave the European Union, a process which has taken over four years of bitter and divisive political argument. Britain will be poorer and more isolated as a result. Many Brexiteers are looking to the USA as an alternative focus for trade and politics. Is this realistic and sensible?



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Thursday, April 1, 2021

10:00 am-11:00 am MST

1:00 pm-2:00 pm EDT


Zoom Meeting

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Sir Vince Cable

Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable was Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). He was Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997-2015; deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2010 and shadow chancellor from 2003 to 2010. He was the leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017 to 2019; he has served as Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997 to 2015, 2017 to 2019. Vince Cable read Natural Sciences and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University. From 1966 to 1968 he was Treasury Finance Officer for the Kenya Government.

After lecturing at Glasgow University in economics he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a first secretary in the Diplomatic Service (1974-76). He was then appointed Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which included a period working for the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, John Smith, as a special advisor. From 1983 to 1990, Vince worked as special advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Sonny Ramphal. In 1990, he joined Shell International taking up the post of Chief Economist in 1995. He has also been head of the economics programme at Chatham House and is a former fellow of Nuffield College Oxford and the LSE. Vince served as a Labour councillor in Glasgow between 1971 and 1974, before joining the Social Democrat party. He is currently a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

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