UK Update: What Does the UK Look Like in a Post-Brexit, Post-Lockdown Era?
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The UK officially left the EU as of January 31, 2020 and signed a trade deal with the European Union on December 30, 2020, thus avoiding a hard, no-deal Brexit from the EU. On July 19, 2021, the UK lifted the last of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions after a brutal year and a half battling the pandemic. So, what does the UK look like now?
Brexit political tensions with Northern Ireland continue at a boil, supply chains continue to be disrupted, and sales of food and beverages from the UK to Europe took a dive in the first half of the year. What is UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to address these post-Brexit issues? Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in the UK since lifting restrictions and despite nearly 80% of adults being fully vaccinated. The government has denied the possibility of a “firebreak lockdown” in October, but is it possible?
Join us for a UK Update on September 27 at 12:00pm EST with Davy Young and Niall Walsh from Oxford Analytica. Davy Young is Managing Director of Oxford Analytica, and Niall Walsh is their Western Europe analyst. They will join World Affairs Council member and MF Steering Committee member Ramesh Subramaniam in conversation about the realities currently facing the UK in a post-Brexit, post-lockdown era.