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'Britain should not fear an EU exit'

'Britain should not fear an EU exit' | Macro Economics & Globalisation | Scoop.it
Former UK Chancellor, Lord Lawson, says there is 'nothing to be afraid of' in Britain leaving the EU.
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Lord Lawson explains why a negotiation with the EU will not achieve much, naming Harold Wilson as an example of where negotiation achieves very little. He declares that there needs to be a debate, where all the issues are understood, and a referendum should be decided upon this.

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UK should quit EU, says Lord Lawson

UK should quit EU, says Lord Lawson | Macro Economics & Globalisation | Scoop.it

Ex-Chancellor Lord Lawson calls for the UK to leave the European Union - saying that the disadvantages of the regulation of the banking sector - a large portion of UK industry - outweigh advantages posed by being a member of the EU.

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Lord Lawson, being the most successful chancellor since the post war period, adds lots of weight to the anti European cause. 

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Lord Geoffrey Howe speaks against Cameron's referendum

Lord Geoffrey Howe speaks against Cameron's referendum | Macro Economics & Globalisation | Scoop.it

Geoffrey Howe has spoken against the EU referendum proposed by David Cameron, and says that the Tory leadership is running scared of it's own backbenchers. Oddly, Howe is calling for a Thatcherite style of conviction leadership - not giving in to the voices of the public and the backbenchers - which, paradoxically, was a main reason for Howe's own resignation as Deputy PM, saying that it was like playing a game of cricket with bats broken by the team captain.

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Alex Manley's comment, June 10, 2013 3:12 AM
Opponents of the referendum are now splitting the Conservative party and right wing vote, which heightens the chances of a Labour government in 2015.