Brexit Business Breakfast: Future Prospects for Wolverhampton & the West Midlands

Brexit Business Breakfast: Future Prospects for Wolverhampton & the West Midlands

There are now fewer than 57 days to the date originally designated for the conclusion of the Article 50 process. We were joined by Wolverhampton MPs Pat McFadden, Eleanor Smith and Emma Reynolds.

Brexit Business Breakfast A lively and well attended discussion with all three of Wolverhampton's MPs saw discussion on the latest on Brexit, the likelihood of a no-deal scenario and the potential implications of any indicative vote. Questions were raised by audience members who voted both leave and remain, with an interesting perspective on why one members' experience with the EU was negative. A presentation by Dr Ian Jackson of University of Wolverhampton assessed the economic impact of being in the EU since the UK voted to join in 1973. A fascinating insight into the UK and whether or not it has taken advantage of the single market in the intervening 46 years. A comparison with GDP per capita vs the USA suggests perhaps not. A productive Q&A session with the MPs resulted in lively debate and discussion on manufacturing, industry and potential outcomes for Brexit. We'd like to thank MPs Pat McFadden, Eleanor Smith and Emma Reynolds for joining us, as well as Dr Ian Jackson for his insightful and thorough presentation.

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