In the last few weeks of the UK/EU trade negotiations – the UK having already left the EU – senior Labour MP Hilary Benn joined Policy Scotland’s Deputy Director Des McNulty to discuss Brexit and what it means for Britain’s future.
As Chair of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union in the House of Commons for the past four years, Hilary Benn is a central figure in the Parliamentary Brexit battles. The implications of Brexit for the UK economy was a key topic in this discussion along with the potential ramifications of Brexit for the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and on the UK’s international standing.
As a former Secretary of State for International Development and former shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn shared his views on the implications of the UK Government’s decision to shut down the International Development Department and place the brief within the Foreign Office, and his optimism about international co-operation to tackle the global threat of climate change.
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This event was hosted online by Policy Scotland on 8 October 2020
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