Should Britain Stay, or Should It Go?

With the U.K. on the verge of saying “piss off” to Brussels, the great European democratic project hangs in the balance.


On June 23, Britons will go to the polls for a monumental referendum on whether to remain part of the European Union or say goodbye to the supranational beast that is Brussels.

Can Prime Minister David Cameron quell the boisterous “Leave” camp within his own party? Can the opposition Labour Party muster enough votes for “Remain”? Will Scotland secede (for real, this time) if the Brits pull out? And why should Americans care if England decides it really is better off as an island?

So. Many. Questions.

Join David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Ben Pauker for a few answers and a conversation on the repercussions of the “Brexit” — the breakfast cereal everyone’s talking about.

Rosa Brooks is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and teaches international law, national security, and constitutional law at Georgetown University. Follow her on Twitter at: @brooks_rosa.

Ben Pauker is the executive editor for the web at FP. Follow him on Twitter at: @benpauker.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where she focuses on military history, and is a former foreign-policy advisor to Sen. John McCain. Follow her on Twitter at: @KoriSchake.

David Rothkopf is the CEO and editor of the FP Group. Follow him on Twitter at: @djrothkopf.

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