The Northern Ireland Protocol – and its impact on UK/EU relations

northern ireland protocol event

The Northern Ireland Protocol has become one of the flashpoints of UK/EU relations post-Brexit.

Are any lasting solutions possible given the many different and conflicting interests within Northern Ireland, the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the European Union?

Is any negotiated settlement likely to be lasting, temporary, or a festering sore in UK/EU relations and among the political differences within Northern Ireland?

Can all sides of the debate find enough political imagination, creativity and flexibility to craft a political settlement, or will the issues remain stuck in the straitjacket of inflexible technocracy?

You can finds some articles about the Northern Ireland polemic here and here (£)

  • Speaker

    Lord John Alderdice

    The Speaker and a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for East Belfast from 1998 to 2004 and 1998 to 2003, respectively. He was the leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland from 1987 to 1998, and since 1996 has sat in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

  • Speaker

    Jonathan Powell

    The first Downing Street Chief of Staff, under prime minister Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007. During this period he was also the chief British negotiator on Northern Ireland. In 2011 he co-founded the charity Inter Mediate to work on armed conflicts around the world.

  • Joe Zammit-Lucia


    Joe Zammit-Lucia

    Co-founder of RADIX. His new book "The New Political Capitalism" explores the changing relationship between business and politics.




Monday 21st February 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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