Civitas
+44 (0)20 7799 6677

The Blog

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]


Alyn Smith MEP: Why Scotland is better off in the EU

For many on the leave side of the EU debate, the principle of the free movement of people across the continent is resented and hated. However, this is not something to view as a threat but something to embrace. Freedom of movement is a two way street. It opens up opportunities for Scots, but EU… [Read More]


The EU Referendum Debate 2016

15 April 2016

1. What is the purpose and the aims of the EU? For the 28 countries to work together to allow the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the Union. The aim is to promote economic progress across the 28 states. To work together on matters such as environment, human rights, regional development,… [Read More]


Jean Lambert MEP: The green jobs case for the UK to remain in the EU

13 April 2016

The world of work is changing. With unacceptable levels of unemployment and job insecurity especially among our young people, and with traditional industries struggling, as the current crisis in UK steel illustrates, it is essential that we rise to the challenges of this changing world. Our best chance of building lasting, decent employment prospects for… [Read More]


An independence manifesto for all parties and none – second edition

11 April 2016

An independent British people will be able to pursue higher ideals than is possible while we remain under the control of EU institutions. What are these ideals? Is there a manifesto for independence that would command wide support? Because opinions on the EU transcend normal party boundaries, it is vital that an any such manifesto… [Read More]


Roland Smith: What might ‘Out’ actually look like?

7 April 2016

This perfectly reasonable question keeps coming up again and again because people have a right to know what the alternative to EU membership is. However the main voices on the Leave side seem reluctant to set it out in a single workable plan meaning the Remain campaign is now doing it for them. As one… [Read More]


1 2 3 4 5 6