Britain and the euro Archive

  • The biggest lie

    At an event to analyse the implications of the Brexit vote and try to predict what comes next. One question from the audience – what was the biggest lie told during the referendum campaign? There was general consensus among the panel that £350 million for […]

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  • Europe’s future is a federalist one

    The Federal Trust has launched a pamphlet by Alan Lamond, a former senior UN official specializing in trade matters, entitled “The Eurozone’s Path to a Federalist Future“. In it, the author argues that the future of European monetary union is and can only be a […]

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  • How the euro protects its members

    Previous blogposts (here and here) have written approvingly of the trend to include more foreign-produced value added in a country’s exports.  What this means is that the components and parts in a finished product (which includes contributions to a product’s value such as design and […]

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  • Silence where a policy should be

    The coalition government’s mid-term review and relaunch yesterday gave us an update on what they think they have achieved.  Of course, because the coalition is made up of two separate and, at the next election, competing political parties, what they think of as their achievements […]

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  • The UK and the eurozone (15 January 2013)

    2.00 – 5.30pm, followed by a reception – Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB This conference will be the third event in the current series “On the Edge – Britain on the European sidelines?”, which is co-funded by the European Commission Representation […]

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  • There may be trouble ahead: the Coalition’s European policy (23 May 2012)

    23 May – There may be trouble ahead: the Coalition’s European policy Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU 4.00 – 6.30 pm followed by a drinks reception As you know, over the past six months the Federal Trust has been running a series […]

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  • On the edge: Britain and Europe – a new book by Brendan Donnelly and Hugh Dykes

    In this new book, Brendan Donnelly and Hugh Dykes, both former Conservative parliamentarians, critically review British attitudes towards the European Union, particularly those of the media and political classes. They argue that over the last twenty years discussion in this country over European issues has […]

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  • Multiple identities and mixed feelings – more or less Europe? (19 January 2012)

    19 January 2012, 1730 -1900 Venue: The Tent at St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG (5 mins walk from Bank and Liverpool St tube stations). Light refreshments will be served beforehand (for which contributions will be welcome on the spot). A conversation to explore […]

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  • The UK and the euro (12 December 2011)

    THE COALITION AND EUROPE AFTER THE HONEYMOON 12 DECEMBER – THE UK AND THE EURO MARY SUMNER HOUSE, TUFTON STREET, LONDON SW1P 3RB 2.00 – 5.30 pm followed by a drinks reception This, the third in a series of conferences held in conjunction with the […]

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  • What went wrong with the euro?

    Peter Oborne’s campaign against the pro-Europeans took another step yesterday with his online debate with David Aaronovitch.  The latter was one of the targets in his recent book “The guilty men”, and the Centre for Policy Studies hosted an exchange of views between them on […]

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