Ivan Rogers, the UK’s former ambassador to the EU, will be joining in conversation with Professor Mark Boyle to discuss his short, elegant essay – 9 Lessons in Brexit.
“Remember the words of Ivan Rogers the next time you hear some plausible posh boy in a suit telling you a ‘no deal’ wouldn’t hurt at all and might even be a jolly good thing” – J.K. Rowling
Two and a half years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the political debate over Brexit seems as intense and complicated as ever. Who and what can we trust? And how on earth do we make sense of it all? In 9 Lessons on Brexit, Ivan draws from his unique position to tell some home truths about the failure of the British political class and the flaws, dishonesty and confusion inherent to the UK’s approach to Brexit so far.
Ivan Rogers is a former British civil servant, who was the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union from 4th November 2013 until his resignation on 3rd January 2017.
Mark Boyle is the Director of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place at Liverpool University, a city-facing research institute connecting academic expertise with the needs of the policy community.