In the debate before the Referendum the author appeared a number of times on television and I found him to be articulate in advancing a well thought out and logically consistent position I didn t agree with him and voted against his advice but I had to concede that he did have a great deal of clarity One of the criticisms of the Brexiteers is that they
offered no vision what Britain would look like outside of the EU and no real plan of how to get there This criticism is what the book is all about It is probably best to show one s hand at the start In the Referendum 52% Voted To Leave And voted to leave and voted to remain I voted to remain The current state of opinion is now somewhat different The remainers have now fallen to 21% the Brexiteers have fallen to 44% some may have changed their minds and 25% take the view that although we have collectively made a mistake we have made a decision and the government should implement it I am in the 25%We have decided to leave the EU What comes next In many respects the criticism of the Brexiteers was right We now what we don t want but we have been slow to say what we do want Mr Hannan is attempting to answer the uestion of what comes next in this book He details a Britain that remains connected with Europe through trade free trade at that but also becomes connected with a wider world through exactly the same mechanisms This is his central premise that free trade on a global scale is the ey to our future prosperitySupporting the premise of free. On June 23 2016 against all forecasts Britain voted to leave the EU Drawing on his experiences at the heart of the campaign Daniel Hannan dissects the result and our reaction He outlines why Vote Leave won exploring what people were voting for and what they weren’t He looks at the immediate aftermath how it differs from what people.
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Daniel Hannan À 3 free readTrade are a number of measures to boost the UK as a trading nation all of which not surprisingly take on a Conservative hue Agriculture poses a bit of a problem for his central argument It is not difficult to criticise the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU However to do so and yet argue for the maintenance of agricultural subsidies for British farmers seems a little inconsistent The reader is left wondering why it is that free trade is good for all sectors except agriculture
The Author Doesn Tauthor doesn t answer this uestionOnce we see the flaws in one argument like a crumbling dyke the flaws in a larger number become apparent For example the the flaws in a larger number become apparent For example the has an edge in higher education An edge achieved through the Horizon 2020 programme However this edge has also been achieved using the free movement of labour across Europe into the UK university sector If we are to control immigration a core principle of the Brexiteers that the author advocates then surely it will diminish the advantage that British universities have in assembling leading research teams A honest appraisal would say that we would be prepared to lose that edge in return for gaining control of our borders Mr Hannan doesn t make that case He reckons that we can have our cake and eat it I reckon that it is pie in the skyI He reckons that we can have our cake and eat it I reckon that it is pie in the skyI aware of the weakness of the book when the author praised Mark reckless as a deep thinker Mr Reckless may be many things but deep thinker doesn t spring to mind He is noted for having deserted the Tori. Expected and what it says about where to go next Brexit Hannan points out is a process not an event with three ey areas of consideration the UK's relationship with the remaining 27 EU states; their relationship with the rest of the world; and crucially their conseuent domestic reforms there is no point to Brexit if they don’t now