Brexit is not an escape from EU regulation

Piet Eeckhout, Professor of EU Law at UCL, explains how the argument for a UK exit of the EU on the basis that it would reduce ‘red tape’ for businesses is a false one. He notes that to benefit fully from the EU market, which is arguably one of the UK’s most important markets, the UK would still need to implement EU regulation but in … Continue reading Brexit is not an escape from EU regulation

Brexit: Too Close To Call

Matt Goodwin, Senior Fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe, examines the latest polls and analyses to be published on the upcoming EU referendum. He argues that how David Cameron frames renegotiation process could be a deciding factor for undecided voters. In the Poll of Polls the race remains close. Remain 51%, Leave 49%. There has been much discussion about the polls and how … Continue reading Brexit: Too Close To Call

Debating the EU at Universities: A Response to Menon

What kind of debate on EU membership should we have at a university? Professor Jan Kubik, Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, replies to Anand Menon who has criticised Universities UK for taking sides against a UK exit from the EU. Kubik calls for contestation, but also for broadening the debate beyond narrow economic concerns. Universities, above all, he argues, should be places … Continue reading Debating the EU at Universities: A Response to Menon