Britain and Europe - if out, how?

19 March 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

A panel discussion about how the UK could leave the EU

An Evening Panel Discussion - Britain and Europe – if out, how?

Speakers:

Allister Heath, Editor, City A.M.

Dr Andrew Lilico, Managing Director, Europe Economics

Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group

Ian Milne, Director, Global Britain

Mark Reckless, Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood

Ronald Stewart-Brown, Director, Trade Policy Research Centre

There is a wide range of voices arguing that Britain would prosper and have a freer economy outside the European Union. However, there is little discussion about the possible options for Britain outside the EU and, indeed, those who wish to leave have often not succeeded in sketching out an alternative vision effectively. Some viable alternatives to full membership of the EU would involve the UK accepting the rules made by the EU but with little influence on those rules. Other approaches would require exporters to pay the common tariff but without having to abide by the regulations coming from Brussels. A range of other possible relationships between Britain and Europe could be envisaged and negotiated too. If Britain is to be a free-trading nation with a prosperous and deregulated economy, but outside the European Union, a coherent vision of how this will be achieved is essential.  We hope that our panellists will provide us with such a vision.

This event is now oversubscribed. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email or telephone: 020 7799 8900 

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