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Webchat with three experts on Brexit and the EU: Friday 15 March at 10am

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BojanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Mar-19 12:54:32

Hello

Following on from this week’s ongoing events in Parliament, we thought it would be interesting to have a webchat with our friends at The UK in a Changing Europe on Friday 15 March at 10am.

As some of you will know they’ve joined us a few times before - you can view their previous webchat in January here.

Here’s some information about the guests and their backgrounds:

Professor Jonathan Portes is senior fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. Previously, he was principal research fellow of the National Institute of Economic & Social Research. Before that he was chief economist at the Cabinet Office, and previous to that chief economist at the Department of Work and Pensions.

Professor Catherine Barnard is senior fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe; Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge; and senior tutor and fellow of Trinity College. Catherine specialises in EU law and employment law.

Professor Barnard will only be able to join us for half an hour, as she is kindly stepping out from a four-hour meeting for this (!)

Professor Anand Menon is Director of The UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London. He has held positions at Sciences Po, Columbia University and NYU. He has written on many aspects of contemporary Europe and is a frequent commentator on national and international media and you may have seen him on Question Time last week.

Please do join us on Friday to talk about what’s going on, what might happen next, and what’s going on (again). If you can’t make it, please post your question on this thread in advance. Please bear in mind the webchat guidelines one question each (follow-ups allowed if there’s time), and please be polite. Also following recent chats/guest posts we’ve updated our guidelines to let people know that, if one topic is overwhelmingly dominating a discussion with a guest, mods might request that people don't continue to post what's effectively the same question or point. Rest assured we will ALWAYS let guests know that it's an area of concern to multiple users and will encourage them to engage with those questions.

Thanks
MNHQ

Motheroffourdragons Fri 15-Mar-19 10:53:51

Thank you again.

A final one from me I think:-

Is it likely that Bercow will not allow May to bring MV 3 and 4 to the table? Isn't it true that unless a motion is significantly changed it cannot keep coming back to the house?

DoctorTwo Fri 15-Mar-19 10:53:58

Why, if Brexit is so great, has Rees Mogg moved his hedge fund HQ to Dublin? So unpatriotic.

ProfJonathanPortes Fri 15-Mar-19 10:56:21

It is a convention that Parliament doesn't vote on the same motion twice - but of course the motion next week will be slightly different if only in wording. I think it's pretty unlikely the Speaker would not allow the government to put its deal to the vote at least once more.

Motheroffourdragons

Thank you again.

A final one from me I think:-

Is it likely that Bercow will not allow May to bring MV 3 and 4 to the table? Isn't it true that unless a motion is significantly changed it cannot keep coming back to the house?

ProfJonathanPortes Fri 15-Mar-19 10:59:26

I don't think anyone could accuse Jacob Rees-Mogg of being consistent! More broadly though, the registration of a hedge fund/asset management firm is a relatively minor technical detail - won't necessarily lead to jobs moving or taxes being lost.

DoctorTwo

Why, if Brexit is so great, has Rees Mogg moved his hedge fund HQ to Dublin? So unpatriotic.

ProfAnandMenon Fri 15-Mar-19 10:59:50

Thanks everyone for your great questions. Really enjoyed it, as always.

ProfJonathanPortes Fri 15-Mar-19 11:00:42

Thanks for your questions!

BojanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Mar-19 11:16:23

We're going to close this webchat now - huge thanks to Anand, Catherine and Jonathan, and thanks also to everyone who joined the webchat with a question/comment. We hope you enjoyed it.

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