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November 17, 2017
As Parliament Debates the EU (withdrawal) Bill, John Baron MP reflects on EU dynamics and Britain’s strengths:
The EU negotiation – like any meaningful one – will be a journey with highs and lows. But, as my question this week at PMQs underlined, no serious negotiation would allow one party to dictate the financial terms before the wider terms were known. Now after months of stonewalling on trade talks, it must be hoped that economic and political sense prevails in Brussels and that the leaders of the EU 27 clip the wings of the more ideologically-driven Commission. Here there has been progress as EU countries opted last month to start the scoping works on an agreement amongst themselves…
What they say …
- The Rt Hon David Gauke MPSecretary of State for Work and Pensions
For over two decades now, Politeia has carved out an important role for itself in our political life – not only facilitating public debate on the big questions we face, but helping to shape it too.
- Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP
Politeia has been, in my experience, a very good forum for discussing important policy issues from first principle.
- Rt Hon Frank Field MP
Politeia's generosity in opening up its forum to a wide range of views makes it for me a very attractive think tank.
- Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP
Politeia is ... an important part ... of what keeps the intellectual arguments in British politics alive. It has a distinguished past and a bright future.
- Lord McFall
I have been privileged to have participated in the cutting-edge policy discussions which are a hallmark of Politeia's approach.
The decision to leave the EU by voters in this year's referendum reflected the analyses of economists, lawyers and senior political figures in Politeia's Referendum Series:
Patrick Minford, Flawed Forecast: The Treasury, the EU and Britain's future’, June 2016
Sheila Lawlor, Ruling the Ruler: Parliament, the People and Britain's Political Identity’, June 2016
Government plans for spending follow Vito Tanzi’s recommendations for the state spending to be reduced to 35-40 per cent of GDP in Realistic Recovery: Why Keynesian Solutions Will Not Work, July 2012
The budget's focus on cutting debt, fiscal consolidation and structural reform follows the approach proposed by Ludger Schuknecht in Going for Growth: The Best Course for Sustained Economic Recovery, September 2012
The 2014 Budget promise of a ‘shale gas revolution’ followed Politeia’s focus on the advantages of shale in The Future of Gas in UK Energy Supply with Peter Lilley MP and Prof Robert Mair.
The Prime Minister proposes ‘English Votes for English Laws’ alongside greater devolution to Scotland, a solution recommended by Martin Howe QC in his 2006 Politeia Pamphlet ABC: A Balanced Constitution for the 21st Century,
The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill proposes that jurors who search the web for case details should be jailed, following Dominic Grieve's warning in his 2013 Politeia Address that searching for information online about a trial can be contempt of court, punishable by imprisonment.
New National Curriculum published, includes recommendations by Politeia for history from:
David Abulafia, Jonathan Clark and Robert Tombs, History in the Making: The New Curriculum: Right or Wrong?, April 2013
David Burghes, Primary Problems for the New Curriculum: Tougher Maths, Better Teachers, June 2013
Both are part of Politeia’s Curriculum Series.
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The Telegraph, 'Deal or no deal, the City can still prosper after Brexit'