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Brexit: was nun? (Brexit: what now?)

7:00pm, Thursday 28 March 2019, Café Manstein, Mansteinstr. 4, 10783 Berlin-Schöneberg (Nahe S+U Yorckstr.)

Was the Brexit referendum a mistake that should be corrected or is it a chance to strengthen democracy in Britain and the EU?

For many commentators, it is clear that the Brexit referendum was a big mistake. For example, Holger Schmale in the Berliner Zeitung wrote: ‘After years of fierce confrontation between the advocates and the opponents of Britain’s exit from the EU, the country has become politically more tattered than ever and ungovernable in a crucial future issue.’ Not even the organization Mehr Demokratie eV, which campaigns for referendums, is satisfied with the Brexit referendum and calls for a repeat of the vote: ‘In contrast to the first Brexit vote, people now know what they vote for’, the group says on its webpage. Was it a mistake to organise the referendum? What can a new vote bring about? How is the situation to be assessed?

Join the discussion, organised by Freiblickinstitut. Find more information here.


Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Diplom-Volkswirtin, chair of the Freiblickinstitut; journalist; author, ‘Brexit - Democratic departure in Great Britain’, Parodos Verlag, April 2019

Eileen O’Sullivan
political student, candidate Volt - The Pan-European Movement


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