Panel debate: Directions for Britain outside the EU


  • 16/02/2015
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With the current discussion around whether or not Britain should remain a member of the European Union, there is often little consideration given to what comes next.

If Britain does chose to leave the EU there are some important questions that must be answered:

  • How should we go about the separation process?

  • What should our ongoing relationship with the remaining EU countries be?

  • What should our international priorities be in the weeks and months following the referendum and separation?; and

  • Where should Britain stand on issues including trade, supranational governance, immigration, the environment, financial regulation, defence etc?

To discuss these and other questions, we’re delighted to welcome speakers including:

  • Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London and author of “The Europe Report: A win-win situation”;

  • Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP for Clacton;

  • Ronald Stewart-Brown, Director, the Trade Policy Research Centre;

  • David Campbell-Bannerman, Conservative MEP for the East of England; and

  • Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA (chair)

The event will coincide with the publication of the IEA’s new monograph “Brexit: Directions for Britain outside the EU”. The book contains chapters from some of the winners of the IEA Brexit Prize, as well as other leading academics, and will examine some of the routes Britain could take, should it choose to leave the EU. Copies will be available for purchase on the night.

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