Date of release: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What does Britain want from Brexit? This and other issues will be discussed at a University of Greenwich symposium this month.

Roger Liddle is a UK Labour member of the House of Lords and co-chair of leading international thinktank Policy Network. He presents his talk A European Future for Brexit Britain? on Wednesday 29 November.

Presented by the Big Picture Series of the Business School and Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), the lecture will discuss the current state of the Brexit negotiations; whether it is clear what Britain really wants from Brexit; a realistic set of options for Britain and Britain's European future.

Professor Ozlem Onaran, Director of GPERC, says: "With the deadline for Brexit now 16 months away, this promises to be a fascinating talk on one of the biggest events in recent British history.

"The UK faces uncertain times and Lord Liddle, with his wealth of experience working in and with the EU, is ideally placed to look at what happens next for the UK."

Lord Liddle was a special adviser on European affairs to then–Prime Minister Tony Blair for seven years from 1997. From 2004 until 2007 he served in the European Commission, first in the cabinet of the EU trade commissioner and then as economic adviser to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The talk takes place at the Greenwich Campus, in King William Court room KW303 (5pm to 7pm). No tickets required but early arrival is recommended.

For information on other forthcoming events: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business/research/centres/gperc/news/events

For more on GPERC, part of the university's Business School: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business/research/centres/gperc

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