Geopolitical analyst John recently designed and moderated a London-based war game to explore potential scenarios for the EU-UK relationship. The game was set in 2017, with a recently-elected Conservative government committed to renegotiating Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours, and then holding a referendum to give the British electorate the final say on accepting EU membership on renegotiated terms, or vote for the UK to leave the EU. As John later told the BBC: “we can look at this simulation and ask whether this would really work in the real world or not”.
The event was organised by Open Europe, the independent think tank with offices in London, Brussels and Berlin which seeks to contribute new thinking to the debate about the direction of the European Union and calling for a radical reform.
The game was widely covered by broadcast and press media in the UK and across the Continent. Click here to view a BBC report of the game.