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The LSE Continental breakfasts are one element of a wider academic programme that aims to understand and inform the process of agreeing Britain’s future relationship with the rest of Europe. The breakfasts are private, off-the-record meetings for a select group of distinguished individuals from around the world. They bring together LSE’s most renowned academic experts with a diverse group of insightful and influential people to explore key issues shaping the European political landscape.

Meetings are held under Chatham House rules, so that opinions expressed may be reported but not attributed. These seminar-style events typically open with short presentations from two experts, one of whom is usually a member of the LSE faculty, followed by open discussion among the group.

In these write-ups, issues raised in the discussions are collected into an essay including references to relevant research and exploring some questions in more depth. The authors are encouraged to elaborate and reflect, so they should not be read as an unvarnished record of the discussion.

1: What can we expect from Brexit negotiations?

For the full-length essay, please see the OverviewWriteUp.

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Chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: European People’s Party via a CC-BY 2.0 licence

2: Migration and Brexit

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the MigrationWriteUp.

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Engineering apprentices learn the trade. Britain suffers from labour shortages in both skilled and unskilled professions. Photo: moz278 via a CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

3. What challenges will Whitehall face during the Brexit negotiations?

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the BrexitWhitehallwriteup.

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Whitehall from St James’ Park. Photo: notcub via a CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

4. What will Britain’s future trade relationships be?

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the TradeWriteUp.

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Would a UK-US trade deal force Britain to alter its food standards? A US Department of Agriculture inspector at a slaughterhouse in Texas. Photo: USDA. Public domain

5. What are Britain’s financial obligations to the EU?

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

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Photo: Remo- via a CC-BY-NC 20 licence

6. Is Switzerland a model for the UK-EU relationship?

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Photo: Stephen Burch via a CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

7. The business consequences of a breakdown in the Brexit negotiations

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The site of the future Crossrail station at Canary Wharf, London. Photo: Nick Moulds via a CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

8. The economic consequences of Brexit and future agreement scenarios: ‘follow’, ‘unfriend’ or ‘take a break’?

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Photo: Khalid Khalil via a CC BY 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

 

9. Can Brexit only mean exit? European foreign policy and security co-ordination after Brexit

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The cockpit of a Royal Air Force A400M Atlas from 70 Sqn based at RAF Brize Norton taking part in a flypast over Brussels, Belgium, to mark the NATO summit on 25 May 2017. Photo Crown copyright Defence Images via a CC BY 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

10. Brexit and multilateralism

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Theresa May and Angela Merkel at a bilateral in Berlin, July 2018. Photo: Number 10 via a CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence

For the full-length write-up, please see here.

 

11. Business Europe Breakfast

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A Nissan car on the production line in Sunderland. Photo: Colin via a CC-BY-SA 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

12. Where is Brexit heading to?

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Photo: eltpics via a CC-BY-NC 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

13. German and British perspectives on the political economy of Brexit

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Frankfurt. photo: Dirk Kirchner via a CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

14. Why the EU will insist that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

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‘Never again 1933’ – an anti-populist protest in Hamburg, September 2018. Phtot: Rasande Tyskar via a CC-BY-NC 2.0 licence

For the full-length report and bibliography, please see the write-up.

15. The ‘meaningful vote’

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Photo: UK Parliament via a CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence

For the full-length report, please see the write-up.

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