The Brexit Referendum – British Debates and European Perspectives

Roundtable Discussion

Two weeks before British citizens go to the polls, our third roundtable on the Brexit referendum took place. Our key questions concerned current British debates, the latest developments in British politics at the eve of the referendum, as well as British, German, and European perspectives on how to proceed after this – in any case – decisive moment for Europe.

We had the opportunity to hear first hand insights out of Britain from Roger Liddle (Member of the House of Lords and Co-Chair of Policy Network). This was followed by two responses from Jens Zimmermann (Member of the German Parliament and Vice Chair of the German-British Parliamentary Group) and Daniela Schwarzer (Head of Europe Programme, German Marshall Fund of the United States). To conclude our roundtable discussion, Philip Oltermann (Berlin Bureau Chief, The Guardian) provided an outlook.

The roundtable was jointly organised together with Policy Network.


Dominic Schwickert

Executive Director of Das Progressive Zentrum
Dominic Schwickert has been Executive Director of Das Progressive Zentrum since 2012. He has proven expertise in the field of political and strategic consulting. Dominic worked i.a. for Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Bertelsmann Stiftung, IFOK GmbH, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, German Bundestag as well as for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Sven Altenburger

Project Manager
About Sven Was Project Manager at Das Progressive Zentrum and Research Associate at the Institute for Social Sciences at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel from 2015 to 2017. Studied the history of political ideas (MA) in London and political science and history…

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