Slugger Event – Wed 25th March 2020: What is the future of the United Kingdom in these historic times?

These islands are steaming headlong into uncharted territory: politically, economically and socially.

The Assembly and Executive are restored but can they weather the storm of RHI, welfare pressure, and the crisis facing the health service?

Local businesses fear the prospect of extra paperwork post-Brexit for goods entering and leaving Northern Ireland, squeezing margins in a region already remote from potential growth markets.

A bullish Tory government has the power to push through radical reforms of immigration, the civil service, broadcasting, and even the House of Lords.

Meanwhile, Scottish independence is lurking on the horizon along with strengthening calls for an Irish border poll that could bring the Union crashing down.

Join us at Pug Ugly’s Lounge Bar with a distinguished panel, chaired by Slugger’s deputy editor David McCann, to consult the charts and map out the future direction of this place.

Panel includes:

  • Allison Morris : security correspondent with the Irish News
  • Lee Reynolds : DUP Director of Policy
  • More speakers to be confirmed…

The event is sponsored by Linen Quarter BID and all ticket sales will go towards keeping Slugger lit.