A.N. Wilson, Andrew Roberts, Linda Colley, Surjit Bhalla and Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Jonathan Shainin


“Britain cannot leave Europe any more than Piccadilly Circus can leave London,” wrote Timothy Garton Ash the morning after the British voted for Brexit. “Europe is where we are, and where we will remain. Britain has always been a European country, its fate inextricably intertwined with that of the continent, and it always will be. But it is leaving the European Union. Why?” In this session, leading writers on either side of the debate — Garton Ash himself, A.N. Wilson, Andrew Roberts, Linda Colley and Surjit Bhalla compare Brexit notes with Jonathan Shainin.