Friday, March 27, 2015
Brexit 2020; What are the odds and what next for Europe?
My new piece for Sputnik International.
What are the chances of Britain leaving the EU following May's General election - and what would happen to the British economy if 'Brexit' did take place?
Europhiles have long argued that if Britain did leave the EU it would be a disaster. Our trade with other EU members would decrease, and unemployment would rise steeply. Euro-sceptics on the other hand paint a picture of a thriving British economy once the country has been 'set free' from Brussels.
A new report from Open Europe described as 'the most comprehensive study of UK withdrawal' will probably disappoint both Europhiles and Eurosceptics — as it makes it clear that the impact of withdrawal won't be as dramatic as both sides claim...
You can read the whole article here.