Monday, April 28, 2014

Providing Evidence for the European Debate

Whatever ones own personal views on the European Union are, especially concerning its political development, it is worth grounding the forthcoming debate on the legal and economic scenarios and their potential consequences.  

A project that was a glimmer in a proposal form last year delivered two thumping additions to the European debate today. 

The first is “A Legal Assessment of the UK’s relationship with the EU” undertaken by Clifford Chance.  It examines the legal implications of different EU membership and non-EU membership scenarios for the UK. 

The second is “Analysing the case for EU membership - How does the economic evidence stack up?”  This is a study by Dr Rebecca Driver, who kindly included me in the acknowledgements, which examines the economic options for membership and their likely impacts.