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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

THBT: Britain should leave the European Union

25 February 2013

See below for recording the debate debate on Britain’s membership of the EU which has become one of the biggest national issues of our time, with passionate advocates campaigning for very different visions of Britain’s future in a globalising world.

In Proposition:

In Opposition:

  • Katinka Barysch: Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform in London
  • Sir Stephen Wall: Former UK Diplomat and Chair of the UCL Council.
  • Peter Wilding: Founder and Director of British Influence, a new independent advocacy campaign that wants Britain to lead in Europe.

Debate - Britain should leave the EU from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.

Speeches from Audience - Britain should leave the EU from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.

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