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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brexit moves up the agenda

NPP comments - "Submissions are invited from individuals, groups of individuals, academia and corporate bodies such as consultancy firms, law firms, accountant firms, think tanks and investment banks..." 

Oh dear. There's a sense of re-inventing the wheel here. Keep it simple, implement 'common/natural law' principles and cut out corruption. Corporate bodies, consultancy firms, law firms, accountant firms, think tanks, investment banks... same old same old. 


We have a right to understand the process by which the UK could leave and how this would affect our ability to pursue economic policies of our own choosing. This will involve economic and political relationships with the rest of the EU – assuming it does not disintegrate – as well as new ones. The economies of Asia are continuing to grow and international organisations such as the World Trade Organisation have not gone away.
I look forward to joining Lord Lawson, David Starkey, Roger Bootle, Tim Frost and others in judging the IEA Brexit Prize. Launching tonight, with a first prize of 100,000 euros, this prestigious academic endeavour will invite entries for the best blueprint for Britain after the EU.
Submissions are invited from individuals, groups of individuals, academia and corporate bodies such as consultancy firms, law firms, accountant firms, think tanks and investment banks. Entries need to examine both the economic and constitutional implications of a Brexit. This will include addressing the legal process for the UK leaving the EU, as well as any changes to domestic law and regulation that would be needed. They should also consider how our relationships with other countries should be structured post-exit across areas such as defence, immigration and financial regulation.
Few voters will have read the manifestos of the main political parties when they go to the ballot box, but they know that they exist. Each party will have sketched out what it would do in government and offered alternative visions.
We need to be in a comparable position when it comes to an In/Out referendum. Unless there is a credible scenario for a UK outside the EU there is little point in debating whether we should stay or leave. This prize can change this. It will move the debate away from well-trodden clich├ęs into a world of choices and possibilities.
Gisela Stuart is Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10180235/We-must-answer-the-100000-euro-question.html

2 comments:

NPP said...

"Submissions are invited from individuals, groups of individuals, academia and corporate bodies such as consultancy firms, law firms, accountant firms, think tanks and investment banks..."

Oh dear. There's a sense of re-inventing the wheel here. Keep it simple, implement 'common/natural law' principles and cut out corruption. Corporate bodies, consultancy firms, law firms, accountant firms, think tanks, investment banks... same old same old.

Nixon Scraypes said...

Dead right NPP.I can just imagine the weasley words a think tank of lawyers would (probably have already)come up with.The important thing is that being IN the EU is totally against our constitution,thoroughly illegal and traitorous,Is that not enough?