Now that the London fog has cleared, a dispassionate analysis of the Brexit vote is possible, even with murky clouds over the British Isles. The pound plunged with the Brexit vote as did global markets. Political elites from Cameron to Obama shuddered. Investors on both sides of the Atlantic were pummeled. Some say the British vote to leave the European Union is an invitation to anarchy.
One of our favorite Brits, Tina Packer - founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA - joins us to share her thoughts and feelings on the Referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.
There are some events that a whole lot of us get up for. Sports fans love the Super Bowl and the World Series and the World Cup. Movie fans wait for the newest sequel or big blockbuster. Most of us pay close attention to the elections. But for a political scientist…nothing this year will come close to Brexit!
Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to a political science professor who is also an expert on European politics about the ins and outs and squiggles yet to come about the UK’s recent vote.
I had the good fortune to be in the Republic of Ireland in the days leading up to the Brexit vote and a few days thereinafter. European news reports, conversations with people I spoke with while traveling around Ireland gave me a pro-EU perspective on Brexit.