Stable, Secure, Prosperous and Free:
What’s Best for Britain and a Global World
Thursday 9th of June, 7– 8p.m.
Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Minister of State, DCLG
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Treasury Select Committee
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Defence Secretary (2010-11)
As the EU Referendum campaign gathers pace, Politeia’s series continue.
What of the claims made about Britain’s economy, her place in the world, her defence and security and, above all, the right of her people to govern themselves?
On Thursday 9thJune, 7-8 p.m, Politeia will host a special meeting with three distinguished parliamentarians, whose knowledge and experience of the big questions of government is second to none.
The Government’s Fantasy Europe: The reality of the EU, explains Professor Robert Tombs, is 'an alarming state of uncertainty and flux.'
Friday 22nd April: The seven-page leaflet sent to us all by Mr Cameron, and the 200 pages provided by Mr Osborne - both eminently political documents about Europe - have one remarkable thing in common: they contain nothing about politics and little about Europe. The ‘EU’ to which they repeatedly allude is a distant abstraction: a bloodless organization we trade with. Their argument is solely based on [what they say is] our individual material interest as consumers. It does not treat us as citizens of a nation who might be and should be concerned with our own and Europe’s democracy, accountability and long-term social welfare.
Buffeted by crises, beset by shocks. How different the real EU is from the picture given here of a faceless, unchanging economic machine, with a future ‘based on the EU as it is today’, with ‘an ambitious agenda of economic reform’ about to be realized in Brussels. No hint is given that the EU today is in fact in the grip of intractable economic and political crises. Its first signs of economic failings go back forty years - ironically, just the moment Britain joined and then voted in the first referendum to stay. At that moment, European economic growth was beginning its long slow-down after a post-war boom which had made it seem such an attractive partner to Harold Macmillan and Harold Wilson.
Banking on Recovery
Towards an accountable, stable financial sector
By Lord McFall, Dr Syed Kamall, Dr Gerard Lyons, Professors Richard Roberts, Forrest Capie, Geoffrey Wood, Kent Matthews, David B. Smith, Melanie Powell, Dr Eugene Michaels and Dr Sheila Lawlor.
Read Stephen Hammond MP's response to the publication.
Publication: Thursday 21st of April 2016
The financial crisis of 2007/8 and its causes still loom large in the debate about Britain’s economy and its recovery. While politicians and economists agree on some of the main contributing factors and the broad principles needed to guide future policy, there is less certainty about next steps. How should the law be shaped? Are the UK government and its European counterparts on the right tracks?
In this volume, some of Britain’s leading UK economists and politicians in the field, reassess the crisis, the regulatory response and the wider implications. They contrast the turbulence of recent decades with the stability of the preceding century; they discuss the different factors leading to the crisis, including some hitherto largely ignored; and they show where the official response has been and continues to be flawed, badly timed and damaging.
Tuesday 10th May 12.30 - 1.30 p.m.
Roger Bootle, Executive Chairman, Capital Economics
To Respond - Dr Gerard Lyons, Chef Economic Advisor to the London Mayor, Boris Johnson
East India Club, 16 St James’s Square, SW1Y 4LH
In the run up to the June referendum on whether the UK leaves or stays in the EU, Politeia's special series focuses on some of the vital questions, beginning with the UK economy.
On Tuesday 10th May, Roger Bootle, Chairman, Capital Economics, will be at Politeia to consider the economic implications of the EU referendum vote.