The Brexit briefs: Our guide to Britain’s EU referendum – The Economist

The Brexit briefs: Our guide to Britain’s EU referendum – The Economist

brexit briefsON JUNE 23rd Britain will hold a referendum on whether to remain in or leave the European Union. This will be the country’s most important vote in at least half a century. Alas, the debate has often been neither informative nor enlightening. The Economist is not neutral: we are convinced that a decision to leave (a so-called Brexit) would be bad for Britain, Europe and the world.

But we also believe in the importance of objective analysis and reasoned argument. Over the past few months The Economist has published a series of factual briefs that examine the main issues around Brexit, covering everything from sovereignty and immigration to economics and the consequences of leaving. To help interested readers, we have now assembled all our Brexit briefs together.

See Contents here….  and  Download the free 20-page pdf  below:

1. March 5th 2016 TRUTH AND LIES – Voters want clear facts about the European Union. They are given myths instead

2. March 12th 2016 EUROSCEPTICISM – Hostility to the EU in Britain is different from anything found on the continent

3. March 19th 2016 SOVEREIGNTY – Eurosceptics want to regain control—but the search for sovereignty is a delusion

4. March 26th 2016 TRADE – Post-Brexit Britain would probably end up with fewer and worse trade deals than it has now

5. April 2nd 2016 IMMIGRATION  -Britain outside the European Union might not be able to stop EU migration

6. April 9th 2016 ECONOMICS – In the event of Brexit, incomes might fall a little, but the risk of bigger losses is clear

7. April 16th 2016 BUSINESS – Most businesses want to stay in the EU but some are cautious of saying so

8. April 23rd 2016 THE TERMS OF THE DEAL – Being out of the euro and Schengen gives Britain the best of both worlds

9. April 30th 2016 THE VIEW FROM EUROPE – The EU would suffer from Brexit so might not be kind to Britain afterwards

10. May 7th 2016 FINANCE – If Britain leaves the EU, it will be hard for London to remain Europe’s financial centre

11. May 14th 2016 SECURITY – Leaving the EU could cause much collateral damage to Britain’s security

12. May 21st 2016 AGRICULTURE – Although British farmers benefit from EU funding, many support Brexit

13. May 28th 2016 BUREAUCRACY – Brexiteers say they will scrap much EU regulation, but they may not end up doing so

14. June 4th 2016 HOW TO LEAVE – Britain’s withdrawal process from the EU could be long and painful

15. June 4th 2016 THE UNITED KINGDOM – The place to fret most about after a Brexit is not Scotland but Northern Ireland

16. June 11th 2016 A MULTISPEED EU – Different countries engaging to different degrees suits Britain—and others

17. June 11th 2016 THE CONSEQUENCES – Brexiteers are deliberately vague about alternatives to EU membership. That is because most other models are unsatisfactory

 The Brexit  Briefs: Download the free 20-page pdf here  or here Brexit Briefs – The Economist

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