The Heat: Brexit negotiations

The Heat

The new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, campaigned for Brexit in 2016 and now has the mission to deliver it. 

A task that is not easy for many reasons. Among them, the question of what to do with the border between the Republic of Ireland and the U.K.’s province of Northern Ireland.

A withdrawal agreement with the EU left a soft border there, but that deal was shot down three times by the British parliament – leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May.

The new PM wants to renegotiate but has also said he’s willing to face a ‘hard’ Brexit, if necessary, leaving the European Union without a deal.

To discuss:

  • Joe Twyman is a co-founder and director of Deltapoll, a public opinion research firm.
  • Ian Black is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics.
  • Alan Wager is a research associate at The U.K. in a Changing Europe Initiative at London’s King College.
  • Philip Foster is the vice-chairman of the Campaign for an Independent Britain.

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