The UK and the EU: What Must Change?

The UK and the EU: What Must Change? 

              Thursday 11th December, 11.45 am - 12.45 pm
House of Lords, Committee Room 3


Martin Howe QC

Lord Howell of Guildford

Bernard Jenkin MP

Dr Gerard Lyons


Britain’s relations with Europe are now at the centre of the national political debate. In the May 2014 Elections the Eurosceptic vote in Britain was over 50 per cent. Across Europe the mood was similar. The Prime Minister has pledged to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU if the Conservatives are returned to power. Indeed, if the EU is to survive and prosper, all recognise that reform is essential.


Forthcoming Events

   Forthcoming events in Politeia's calendar include:

Dec/Jan 2015 (date tbc)
Paying for the Future: Healthcare and Pensions, Publication Launch Ludger Schuknecht et al.


Politeia's 2014 series: The UK and the EU: What principles should inform renegotiation?


Politeia 's  2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should inform of renegotiation? considers the issues which matter to Britain's relations with the EU.


Forthcoming events in the series include:

Publication - Magistrates Work! Restoring Local Justice

Simon Reevell MP, Professor John Howson and Stanley Brodie QC

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Publication Launch 20th October 2014, 12 noon

As the political parties prepare for the 2015 general election, much work still remains in restoring the public finances, and another round of cuts is inevitable. In the case of justice, the authors of Magistrates Work! explain how savings can be made and the principles governing the operation of a fair justice system can be protected. 

The co-authors, Simon Reevell MP, Professor John Howson and Stanley Brodie QC, take stock of the recent closure of the magistrates’ courts, cut from 330 courts in 2009 to 240 in 2014. The consequences have been lamentable.

Publication - Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation by Martin Howe QC

EULaunched at a special meeting in Birmingham with Martin Howe QC, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Dominic Grieve MP on 30th September 2014.

The Prime Minister has called for a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with Europe, and all the main parties are committed to EU reform.

This week, Politeia published Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation by leading EU lawyer and government legal adviser, Martin Howe QC. As author of Politeia's Safeguarding Sovereignty, Mr Howe inspired the European Union Act 2011. Howe's latest proposals have the potential to redefine the terms of Britain's EU debate.

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Here Is The City's coverage of the pamphlet gives an extensive review of Howe's thesis.

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