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Interview with Stephen Sackur – The Double-Wicked Challenge: COVID and Brexit

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Brexit may be of great import to us but maybe not such hot news for the rest of the world. COVID is a much more immediate, pressing issue across the globe than the UK’s new adventure. So what is The View From Abroad as far as how the UK has dealt with the twin demons of Brexit and COVID are concerned?

In the latest in its series of podcasts supported by the investment bank Stifel and its European President Eithne O’Leary, Jericho Chambers Partner, Matthew Gwyther speaks to Eithne plus four observers of the UK scene to hear their feelings about the last year and what now lies ahead for Britain as it faces an uncertain future.

“I’m not sure Britain alone, can do very
much in the 21st century”

Stephen Sackur is one of the BBC’s most experienced reporters and presenters. His Hard Talk programme on BBC World means he can hardly walk down the street in Islamabad, Mexico City or Dubai without being mobbed by admirers. Sackur has been based in Washington, Cairo, Eastern Europe and Brussels. He has a strong sense of how we are perceived by those from abroad. In his interview which ranges broadly across politics, Big Tech regulation, soft power and fake news he warns, “those die-hard Remainers who just won’t let go are on a one-way ticket to insanity.”

This podcast is part of The Double-Wicked Challenge; COVID and Brexit conversation series, curated by Jericho on behalf of Stifel Europe.

For further information or to get involved, please contact Jericho Founder, Robert Phillips or Programme Director, Becky Holloway.

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