Nine Crises: Brexit in perspective

Nine Crises: Brexit in perspective

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 5:00pm
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
William Keegan (The Observer)
Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM)

Please join us for drinks and nibbles after the talk.

A collapsing pound, spiralling oil prices, near-rationing of electricity... over the past half-century, Britain's economy has lurched from one crisis to another, though it somehow always survives or at least it has done until now.

In this lively and wide-ranging account, journalist William Keegan takes us on a tumultuous journey through the past fifty years of our economic history - and looks ahead to explain why Brexit poses the biggest existential threat the British economy has yet faced. Peppered with anecdotes and memories from the author's illustrious career.

William Keegan, Senior Economic Commentator  of The Observer, talks about his new book ‘ Nine Crises - Fifty Years Of Covering The British Economy From Devaluation to Brexit’  . During his long career William has had a ringside seat at most of the events that have beset British economic policymakers since the first Wilson government of 1964-70.  He regards the prospect of Brexit - which he still hopes can be stopped - as the worst of the lot, not least because it is self inflicted.