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George Osborne’s reactionary pessimism

18 April 2016

In a continuation of the remain camp’s strategy of talking Britain down, George Osborne claims that Britain will be ‘permanently poorer’ outside the EU. He backed up his claim with a Treasury report based on questionable assumptions. He appears to have forgotten David Cameron’s speech to the World Economic Forum at Davos on 21 January… [Read More]

Toby Young: Why I’ll be voting Leave on 23 June

17 March 2016

I’m a bit loath to begin this post by pointing out that the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is the most important choice the electorate has faced in a generation, even though it is. Why? Because it’s not in the interests of my side to shore up people’s interest in this… [Read More]

Many countries trade with the EU without free movement of people

2 March 2016

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on the Today programme (2 March 2016): ‘It is not credible to suggest that you could have continued access to the single market without having to accept freedom of movement of labour.’ And yet the EU already gives access to goods and services to several nations without requiring free movement.… [Read More]

Project Fear: It’s Mr Cameron that’s afraid

29 February 2016

In an article for the Sunday Telegraph David Cameron admitted that he is afraid of the risks we face if we leave the EU. A vote to leave, he insisted, would be the ‘gamble of the century’. Mr Cameron has been accused of leading Project Fear, a campaign to frighten members of the public into… [Read More]