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Leaving the EU
Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain
Publication: Wednesday 20th July
Britain’s new prime minister has promised that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. In Politeia’s next pamphlet, Leaving the EU – Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain, Martin Howe QC, explains the legal priorities for domestic law and for governing Britain’s global trade arrangements.
In particular, the author, a leading EU lawyer
- Explains that Article 50 is the best legal route for withdrawing from the EU.
The referendum result gives ‘sufficient political and constitutional authority’ to the Prime Minister to give formal notice of withdrawal under Article 50. The timing, says the author, should be calibratedby the UK to allow a short period of planning and pre-negotiation. By the time the 2-year period in Article 50(3) expires the UK should have ‘completed all necessary internal and external preparations for withdrawal’ with all in place by January 2019, in good time before the 2020 election.
Politeia's focus on Policy has continued to encourage serious thinking on policy by a range of contributors.....On spotting subjects and authors it seems we may be ahead of the curve...
Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Providing the Pensions: Principles and Practices for Success, Theresa May MP, 2010.
Restoring Parliamentary Authority – EU Laws and British Scrutiny, Theresa May and Nicholas Timothy, 2007.
Dr Liam Fox MP
The Armed Forces, NATO and the EU: What Should the UK’s Role Be?, Liam Fox, 2010.
Let Freedom Prevail!, Liam Fox, 2005.
Conservative for The Future, Liam Fox, 2004.
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: