Understanding Brexit: Inequality, Inclusion & Social Justice
An open town hall event to understand 'Brexit' in terms of issues of inequality, inclusion and social justice.
Brexit revealed our British community to be divided between older voters and younger one, between those who have been advantaged by globalization and those who have been disadvantaged. In some commentaries, Brexit has been described as the reaction of the 'left behind'. However, the evidence suggests that it is younger people rather than older people who have been 'left behind' and they voted disproportionately to remain. Similarly, while ethnic minorities and recent migrants have been 'left out' rather than 'left behind', they also voted disproportionately to remain. At least, in part, those who voted for Brexit seem to have rejected immigration. This event addresses the issues raised by Brexit that confront Birmingham, Britain's most multicultural and diverse city.
Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University)
Gurminder K Bhambra (University of Warwick)
Omar Khan (Runnymede Trust)
Karen Rowlingson (University of Birmingham)
Richard Seymour (Salvage)
John Holmwood (University of Nottingham)
Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary University of London)