How will Brexit affect our ideas of who we are and where we belong?
With David Goodhart, Sayeeda Warsi, Philippe Legrain, Sashy Nathan, Faiza Shaheen and Mary Lou McDonald. Chair: Helena Kennedy
Concern about EU migration was the key influence in the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Latest figures show net immigration from EU countries (165K) and non-EU Countries (164K) are almost the same. Why did concern about EU migrants dominate thinking? And was this is an expression of something else – the loss of community, perhaps, or the profound difference between the “somewheres” and the “anywheres”, as a new book by David Goodhart would have it? And what will citizenship mean under Brexit? Millions relish their citizenship of the EU but must now relinquish that. Do they have a right to remain citizens of the EU? And what will British citizenship mean in the future?