What Britain’s Potential Exit From The EU Could Mean For Global Markets, The Migrant Crisis And Fighting Terrorism
As President Obama prepares to travel to London later this week, campaigning began in Britain on whether it should leave the European Union. Britain will vote on the so-called “Brexit” referendum in June. Polls show voters are evenly split. But polling on the last British election was not reliable. Conservatives who support leaving the EU say it is the only way to control the borders. But Labour Party and younger voters favor remaining integrated with the rest of the continent. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about what Brexit could mean for Britain’s economy, global markets, NATO and the migrant crisis.
- Edward Luce chief U.S. columnist and commentator, Financial Times; author of "Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent"
- Frances Burwell vice president, European Union and Special Initiatives, the Atlantic Council.
- Jacob Kirkegaard senior fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
- Karen Donfried president, the German Marshall Fund of the United States.