This episode was recorded during a live Aspen UK event at Bradford Literature festival, on 4 July 2021
The Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational and inclusive festivals in the UK. This year’s festival includes both Covid-safe live and digital events taking place across 10 days, celebrating the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. Every year we invite world-renowned authors, poets, speakers, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their knowledge and passions with you, the audience.
Join Penny Richards, Managing Director of the Aspen Institute UK, Peter Ricketts, former British Diplomat, Muddassar Ahmed, Managing Partner at Unitas Communications, and Ella Whelan, freelance journalist, commentator and author, for a conversation on Britain After Brexit.
Six months have passed since the UK officially left the European Union and yet the debate surrounding Brexit still feels painfully fresh for Remainers and Brexiteers alike. With rhetoric, hyperbole and inaccuracies rife on both sides of the equation, how can we be sure what life without the EU means for our new relationship with our global neighbours and the rest of the wider world? To shed some light on these timely cultural questions, we’ve gathered a group of experts to discuss the practical challenges that we can expect moving forward while we attempt to redefine a divisive, yet once-key relationship.