School of Social and Political Science

Talking Brexit at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics


What will happen to Brexit Britain in 2021? Nicola McEwen, Professor of Territorial Politics at SPS and Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, will join a panel of experts to explore this question at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics.

The panel, ‘Brexit - the end?’, is a partnership between the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics and the University of Edinburgh’s Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC). 

Talking points include the future relationship between the UK and the EU, what we can expect when the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021, and how the Brexit process is affecting constitutional relationships within the UK, including Scotland’s constitutional future.

Chaired by Joan McAlpine MSP, Convener of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, the panel also includes:

  • Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe
  • Martin Howe QC, Chairman, Lawyers for Britain.

‘Brexit – the end?’ takes place on Friday 20 November, 2pm – 3pm.

The Festival of Politics

The Festival of Politics runs from 18 – 20 November 2020. It is all online and free to attend. 

Other panels discuss COP26, racism in Scotland, the US election, the pandemic, the future of work, sustainable cities and more

The Centre on Constitutional Change

The Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC) is based at the University of Edinburgh. Nicola is co-Director of the CCC, a leading centre for the study of constitutional change and territorial politics in the United Kingdom and beyond.

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