EU Referendum: Norway would not be model for UK post-BREXIT

Many in the Out camp argue that the UK could follow Norway’s relationship with the EU, but the country and the relationship are totally different. Norway is a successful nation, due to rich natural resources of water and oil. It has saved its oil dividend in a national fund, so, despite falling oil prices, is […]

EU Referendum: Britain before the EU

As any of you who campaigned on either side of the Scottish Referendum discovered, it is much easier to campaign on the side of change rather than for the status quo. People, certainly in this country, are willing to listen to new ideas, even if they don’t accept them. Arguing on the side of steady as she goes, our […]

EU referendum: Trade, workers and the bubble of self-righteousness

This blog in our series focuses on how to deal with Leave campaign negativity in the area of employment, workers’rights and protections, but also includes throwaway snippets on the minimum extra import taxes we could expect after Brexit. “European employment red tape is strangling our ability to employ people”  So you think it would be any better […]

EU referendum: Democracy, sovereignty and immigration

It’s been fun the last few days, to watch the Leave campaign’s glib assumptions about the glorious future awaiting Britain outside the EU falling apart under the onslaught of David Cameron’s Project Fact, but that’s not enough. To win this referendum, we need to keep hitting the Leave campaign where they’re most vulnerable – even […]

Comment: Leavers confuse fear and risk

The various Leave campaigns are beginning to sound like a broken record. Every time the Remain campaign makes a valid point or argument, their simplistic standard media rebuttal is the Remain campaign is ‘scaremongering’ or engaging in “Project Fear’. The Remain campaign, various city institutions, independent commentators and today the Cabinet Office have all produced well […]