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Leavers of Power – Exit by EU & UK Governments’ Own Rules

To be successful in Britain’s upcoming EU referendum, a well-organised ‘Leave’ campaign would place a heavy – and sustained – emphasis on communicating to the electorate exactly what voting to leave the EU would result in. The campaign, that is to … Continue reading

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Necessity – The Mother of Intervention

The critical error with the Article 50-based ‘exit plans’ so far proposed for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union is that they all fail to take into account the immediate shift in the balance of power a formal notification of … Continue reading

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Muddying the Waters – a Messy Collaboration

If Cameron’s recent press statement (issued by a senior aide) tells us anything, it is that the Prime Minister is determined to keep risk and uncertainty as the central axis of the “remain” campaign in the run-up to the first … Continue reading

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‘Flexcit’ and Article 50

The blogger The Boiling Frog (TBF) has written an excellent piece on “Article 50 and withdrawal”. His analysis correctly identifies how the EU’s procedural stages of accession (Article 49) closely resemble those of succession (Article 50) – as set out by the Lisbon Treaty. … Continue reading

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EU Referendum – Taking NO for an Answer…

It’s easy for the NO campaign to reframe the debate in which Cameron’s referendum will be fought. The strategic advantages of doing this will vastly increase the chances of winning a handsome victory for those campaigning to leave the EU. Firstly, the NO … Continue reading

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Early Doors?

‘EU Referendum’ blogger Richard North, frustrated at the lack of serious attention shown in his UK ‘exit plans’, has recently been toying with “the temptation to walk away” from the campaign. A sentiment echoed by fellow blogger ‘Scribblings from Seaham’ who, rather … Continue reading

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EU Referendum – Mr Cameron’s Half-A-Question Trick

As things stand, the answer the British government is seeking to know in its upcoming referendum on EU membership is an impossible one for the electorate to give. The preferences allowed for on the ballot paper leave out information an … Continue reading

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