The UK has made the momentous decision to leave the EU. On 4th July 2016 Intelligence Squared staged an emergency event to discuss the ramifications. A panel including Douglas Carswell, Jonathan Freedland, Josef Janning, Liz Kendall, Anand Menon and Adair Turner examined:
Who will be the next prime minister to steer us through the rocky negotiations with the EU that lie ahead?
What kind of deal can we expect to get? Will the EU play tough with us in order to stop anti-EU contagion spreading to other member states? Or will Brexit be the wake-up call Europe needs to achieve real reform?
Will the Brexit camp be able to deliver on its promises – on immigration, NHS spending etc? If not, will there be a backlash from the voters?
Will we lose Scotland?
Will George Osborne’s dire warnings about the economy be borne out?
Is the second referendum which some Remainers are petitioning for a real possibility?