UK-EU Drift Update: Britain Audits Brussels
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  • Audit is a good start and it should open some eyes there as to how much EU membership has cost Britain — and for what? But the governing coalition should follow through on the pledge all parties made in the last election to hold an in/out referendum.

  • Free trade is a good thing; free trade in factors of production has agreeable and disagreeable aspects. The thing is, static and dynamic gains for such things (as is the case for any discrete economic characteristic) very modest and the bill in terms of the emasculation of democratic institutions and loss of autonomy in the realm of social policy has grown severe. Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland manage to maintain their affluence without EU membership. Britain should do the same. Repatriate all powers to its elected institutions and accept that its manufactures and its people will enter the continental market on the same terms with those from America or Russia.

  • Corlyss

    My God! An outbreak of sanity!!!! Trying hard not to get too excited about this, knowing how quickly sanity can evaporate . . .

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    The wisdom of Margaret Thatcher in Great Britain rivals that of Ronald Reagan in America. She was the Euro Sceptic and kept Britain out of the Euro.

  • Kris

    [email protected]: There ain’t no Sanity clause!
    Ho ho ho.

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