Irish American Heritage Museum
21 Quackenbush Square
The Irish American Heritage Museum will host, via Zoom, Brexit: Where Are We Now?! with Peter Maloney, PhD on February 11 at 6:30 PM. Contact the museum for additional information at 518.427.1916.
Dr. Peter Maloney is back with us to bring us up to date on the Brexit situation.
On December 24, 2020, the U.K. and the EU struck a provisional free-trade agreement that ensures the two sides can trade goods without tariffs or quotas. However, key details of the future relationship remain uncertain, such as trade in services. The deal was approved by the U.K. parliament, but still needs to be approved by the EU Parliament. With the temporary deal in place, and no hard border as yet on the island of Ireland, some pundits posit that reunification is on the agenda for the island. The Scottish government has also criticized the British government's perceived bungling of COVID-19 policy, and now, with the post-Brexit trade deal, another surge in separatist fervor is anticipated. Peter will answer all your questions regarding "deal or no deal," fishing rights, and the border.