Ruling the Ruler? Britain’s legacy of political freedom will change post-referendum politics, says next Politeia pamphlet
Publication: Monday 20th June
For many people, the EU referendum is about ‘Who should rule Britain?’. That question, says Sheila Lawlor, Politeia’s Director in Ruling the Ruler: Parliament, the People and Britain’s Political Identity, has been the key to Britain’s political evolution over centuries.
As Dr Lawlor, a British political historian explains, the freedom to decide the laws of the country, and hold the executive, whether king or government to account, has marked this country out for centuries, reinforced by the separation of powers.
How Treasury distorts Brexit figures
The Treasury’s breach of political neutrality in the EU referendum campaign struck many as ill advised. Far worse, however, is its breach of economic fundamentals.
Publication: Wednesday 8th June
As Professor Patrick Minford explains in Flawed Forecasts, the Treasury, the EU and Britain’s future, not only do the Treasury’s methods fail to stand up to academic scrutiny, but the public has been deceived by it costing a damaging worst case option in their imagined post Brexit scenario. Indeed in mimicking the establishment ‘consensus’, the Treasury neglects the true options, the true benefits and the true costs. These, explains Professor Minford, would be considerable.
Politeia's Parliament Series: Forthcoming events and publications
Tuesday 5th July, 7 - 8p.m
The Rt Hon Sir Alan Moses, The Rt Hon Sir Edward Garnier QC MP, and Martin Howe QC to respond.
Politeia's Referendum Series: Forthcoming events and publications
- Joining the World: Britain outside the EU, Nigel Lawson, 3rd May 2016.
- Trading Truths: The Treasury, Trade and the City, John Redwood, 26th May 2016.
- The EU: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed, Roger Bootle, Capital Economics. June 2016.
- Flawed Forecast: The Treasury, the EU and Britain's future, Patrick Minford. 8th June 2016.
- Ruling the Ruler: Parliament, the People and Britain's Political Identity, Sheila Lawlor. 20th June 2016.
Banking on Recovery
Towards an accountable, stable financial sector
By Lord McFall, Dr Syed Kamall, Dr Gerard Lyons, Professors Richard Roberts, Forrest Capie, Geoffrey Wood, Kent Matthews, David B. Smith, Melanie Powell, Dr Eugene Michaels and Dr Sheila Lawlor.
Read Stephen Hammond MP's response to the publication.
Publication: Thursday 21st of April 2016
The financial crisis of 2007/8 and its causes still loom large in the debate about Britain’s economy and its recovery. While politicians and economists agree on some of the main contributing factors and the broad principles needed to guide future policy, there is less certainty about next steps. How should the law be shaped? Are the UK government and its European counterparts on the right tracks?
In this volume, some of Britain’s leading UK economists and politicians in the field, reassess the crisis, the regulatory response and the wider implications. They contrast the turbulence of recent decades with the stability of the preceding century; they discuss the different factors leading to the crisis, including some hitherto largely ignored; and they show where the official response has been and continues to be flawed, badly timed and damaging.