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Len Shackleton
28 January 2016
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Most of the discussion about the upcoming referendum concentrates on what the effects of Brexit would be on the UK. But what of its impact on the rest of the European Union? David Folkerts-Landau of...
Ryan Bourne
23 December 2015
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As the referendum gets closer, we will hear lots about whether Britain could flourish economically outside the EU. On the face of it, the answer is obviously yes. Countries inside and outside show...
Philip Booth
5 November 2015
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Supra-national authorities, such as the EU, should do two things. They should restrain governments from over-stepping their natural authority. Second, they should provide ‘public goods’...
Ryan Bourne
27 October 2015
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With the Prime Minister apparently arranging panicked meetings of special advisers to aid the floundering Britain Stronger in Europe campaign, the UK’s EU referendum debate is effectively...
Ralph Buckle
16 February 2015
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In our chapter for the IEA‘s latest monograph Brexit: Directions for Britain Outside the EU, Tim Hewish and I argue that, if Britain were to leave the EU, its first port of call when seeking...
Philip Booth
1 May 2014
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Two fallacies are common in the EU debate. One is the ‘nirvana fallacy’, the idea that, if we leave the EU, we will have optimal policy at home. In financial services, for instance, while...
Mark Littlewood
10 April 2014
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Though you wouldn’t know it if from watching the BBC, opinion polls suggest that about half of British people want to leave the EU. But, what would we do if we left? If there is a referendum on...
Steve Davies
9 April 2014
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It would be easy to think that the debate about Britain’s membership of the EU has been done to death. Yet there has been relatively little serious discussion about the alternatives to EU...