“The geopolitics of Brexit and the implications for the future of European security”.
On 23rd June 2016, the UK will hold a referendum on continued membership of the European Union (EU). For many in the UK, this situation will be familiar. In 1975, two years after signing the Treaty of Rome, a public vote was called on membership of the European Economic Community. This latest development exposes the growing scepticism over the EU’s efficacy. No state has held a referendum on withdrawal from the EU in its current form and a potential “Brexit” will have implications not just for the future policy orientation of the UK, but also for the future of the European project.
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