British Withdrawal from the European Union: A Guide to the Case For
In 1992, Britain benefited considerably by withdrawing from the EU Exchange Rate Mechanism and programme of Economic and Monetary Union. This study provides a detailed review of the economic and political case for British withdrawal from the EU bloc as a whole. Major general arguments for withdrawal are that (a) the economic costs of EU membership substantially exceed the benefits, and (b) withdrawal is necessary to restore democracy, business and market freedom, the rule of law, and other basic features of a modern liberal social order.
Clear and thorough. Examining many of the key aspects of EU membership students of European business or politics will find this guide useful and interesting reading. (European Access, and European Access Plus online) CONTENTS 1. THE CASE FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION: AN OVERVIEW 2. THE MAIN NON-EU SOURCES OF BRITISH WEALTH 3. THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF EU MEMBERSHIP 4. THE POLITICAL CONSTITUTIONAL CASE FOR EU WITHDRAWAL 5. THE FREE TRADE CASE FOR EU WITHDRAWAL 6. THE REMOVAL OF EU REGULATORY BURDENS 7. THE BENEFITS OF MONETARY & ECONOMIC POLICY INDEPENDENCE 8. THE CASE FOR FISCAL INDEPENDENCE