The World Beyond Europe Does Not Favour Brexit

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Publication Date 06/06/2016
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The EU referendum debate is about more than the future of British sovereignty. It also concerns Britain’s future place in the world.

Many Britons stand instinctively apart from continental Europe, viewing EU membership as a temporary economic choice rather than as a long-term strategic benefit. Those who want Britain to leave argue that the trade-offs of being in the EU now outweigh the benefits, and that the world beyond Europe promises it a brighter and more secure future.

But a stock-take of international developments and perspectives contradicts this narrative on two levels.

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