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Leaving the EU - Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain
In How to Leave the EU - Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain, Martin Howe QC, proposes when and how Article 50 should be invoked to give the EU notice of departure.
The author, a distinguished EU lawyer, explains that the focus should be on the UK’s trade deals globally, with third countries outside the EU. The aim should be to take over free trade deals with such countries to which we are already party, simply replacing the EU with the UK as co-signatory without further elaborate renegotiations. For other new global trade deals, independence from the EU and its remaining 27 Member States, will facilitate the forging of fast and rapid deals.
Politeia continues to engage politicians along with specialist academic and other authorities on central areas on policy.Here is a selection from the archive
Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Ruling the Ruler? Britain’s legacy of political freedom will change post-referendum politics, says 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.
Leading economist calls time on the EU project. If it continues, the European economy will never flourish, says Roger Bootle
Publication: Wednesday 1 June
The economic claims from both sides in the EU referendum debate have left many people puzzled about what would happen either way. Roger Bootle, one of Britain’s leading economists, agrees there are uncertainties both ways. But, as he explains in Politeia’s next publication The EU: An idea whose time has passed: