The UK enjoys opt-outs from many EU policies, without its influence in the EU being diminished. But the UK’s privileged position in the EU has been neglected in the referendum debate, which has been caught up in statistics about the material costs and benefits of the EU.
In an interview with UCL’s Claudia Schrag Sternberg, I discuss today’s EU referendum from the perspective of the last 50 years of the UK’s presence in the EU.
Re-examining the contentious EU freedom of movement rules.
I’m publishing today a new Policy Contribution for Bruegel, on the forthcoming vote about the UK’s EU membership.
As it begins its EU renegotiation, the UK risks antagonising even close allies such as Germany.