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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.
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:
The Treasury, Trade and the City
Poor Track Record on Forecasting, mars Treasury and Bank of England Credibility. John Redwood explains where the authorities are getting things wrong.
As the EU referendum debate focuses on the economy, the spotlight has switched to Her Majesty’s Treasury and its strident backing of ‘Remain’. This intervention, says The Rt Hon John Redwood MP, in Politeia’s new publication for its Referendum Series, explains that not only is the intervention unwise, but it is misleading, particularly on the specifics of trade and the city.
First the foray into forecasting by both Treasury and Bank of England raises questions about their track record in forecasting. In three of the most recent significant developments, both have failed to get things right, explains Mr Redwood:
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.