In 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union – but has yet to leave its Empire past behind. What part did the long afterlife of the world’s largest-ever Empire play in Britain’s view of itself and world? And could a post-EU Britain, against all the odds, become less unequal? Professor Danny Dorling and Professor Sally Tomlinson discuss their book ‘Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire’ (Biteback Publishing) at the London School of Economics on 29 March 2019. Professor Bev Skeggs chaired the event and Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra was discussant. Professor Will Hutton spoke briefly on the work of the Progressive Economy Forum.
This event was hosted by the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme and the International Inequalities Institute at London School of Economics, and was supported by the Progressive Economy Forum.