Professor Anne Deighton speaks to Finnish Parliament about Brexit

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Anne Deighton has recently given a speech (21 October) to the Finnish National Parliament’s Grand Committee (for EU matters) on the UK, the EU and Brexit.

In the speech, she said, “Because of Brexit, we British are not in a position to be legitimate, effective and respected problem solvers with our EU partners rights now – we ourselves have become one of your problems.”

She went on to add, “It is my view that the consequences of the Brexit vote cannot be considered alone. We are witnessing a ‘perfect storm’ in international relations, a convergence of events that are presenting new challenges to domestic and international politics.”

You can read her speech notes by clicking here: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/materials/news/2016-10-21_Anne_Deighton_evidence_to_Finnish_Parliament.pdf

Professor Anne Deighton is Emeritus Professor of European International Politics, Fellow, Wolfson College