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    There are many reasons to question the merits of a referendum on British membership of the European Union

There are many reasons to question the merits of a referendum on British membership of the European Union

David Cameron announced in 2013 that if the Conservatives were to win a majority in the UK’s 2015 general election he would hold a referendum on whether to remain in the EU. However, what would happen if Britain actually left the EU? John McCormick examines the implications, writing that there are many reasons to worry about the prospects of […]

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August 23rd, 2014|John McCormick|4 Comments|

The UK’s opposition to the EU is driven by a lack of information and undirected hostility

The UK has always had a contentious relationship with the European Union. John McCormick argues that this relationship has been hampered by popular misunderstandings, driven by a lack of credible information and general hostility towards European integration. He suggests that more attention should be paid to the positive aspects of EU membership and that academics should contribute more to public […]

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