From London to Yorkshire (via Brussels) – a lecture on Brexit

Business students in Yorkshire were privy to a detailed briefing on Britain’s negotiations for leaving the European Union from London MEP Syed Kamall.
The students at Leeds University Business School watched the lecture on Skype  as it was delivered from his office in Brussels by Conservative MEP Dr Kamall.
As Co-leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, Dr Kamall is the most senior elected British politician in Brussels.
Having lectured at the school before he was elected, he is now a visiting lecturer there.
His briefing included an outline of the different potential models for a future UK/EU relationship, the potential for global trade deals post-Brexit, prospects for financial services and data-sharing agreements and the prospects for a UK/EU trade deal.
Dr Kamall explained his role as an informal interlocutor in the negotiations, engaging with key figures in the parliament, the commission, EU capitals and Westminster.
He spoke of his optimism that there would be agreements for co-operation in security, intelligence, data-sharing, air-transport and other areas as well as a trade deal.
Dr Kamall pointed out that if the UK had never joined the EU, both sides would wish there to be a trade agreement. He looked forward to the UK and London becoming a global trading hub post Brexit rather than Little Englanders or Little Europeans.
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