British Withdrawal from the European Union: A Guide to the Case For

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Industrial Systems Research, Aug 9, 2013 - Political Science - 243 pages

British withdrawal from the European Union: A guide to the case for

In 1992, Britain benefited greatly by withdrawing from the European Union’s programme of Economic and Monetary Union. This is a detailed guide to the case for UK withdrawal from the bloc as a whole.   Major general arguments for withdrawal are that (a) the economic costs of membership substantially exceed the benefits and (b) withdrawal is necessary to restore democracy, business and market freedom and the rule of law in Britain.

“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)

Coverage:

1.  The case for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union: 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 and economic policy independence

8.  The case for fiscal independence


 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
THE
28
The real main factors affecting direct foreign investment in Britain
41
CHAPTER
46
The Economic Costs of EU Membership
56
WITHDRAWAL
73
THE
114
CHAPTER
135
The main EU fiscal and nonfiscal barriers to free trade EU trade protectionism
148
THE
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CHAPTER
210
THE CASE FOR FISCAL INDEPENDENCE
261
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Lewis Abbott is a business-economic researcher and consultant. He has authored and edited numerous books on industrial, commercial and related subjects.  

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