Both the Yes and No camps are gearing up for an EU referendum by the end of 2017. Most of the debate to date has been about process (such as when exactly the poll should be) rather than politics (such as the case for Yes and No either way).
As we wrote recently, ConservativeHome is for No, and will this week fill some of the gap where debate should be with a first shot at some of the arguments for Brexit.
- Fewer politicians. Today, Lee Rotherham writes why leaving the EU would boost our democracy.
- Better immigration control. Tomorrow, I shall be carrying on where the ConservativeHome Manifesto left off.
- More money for public services and tax cuts. On Wednesday, Mark Wallace will be writing.
- A stronger economy. On Thursday, we will have Simon Richards of the Freedom Association making the case.
- Global engagement. Daniel Hannan will round the series off.
The official No campaign will doubtless have focus-group-and-polling-tested arguments of its own when it crystallises. This site speaks for no-one but itself.
How might the case for Brexit be summed up in a sentence? ConservativeHome would say that Britain would have the best of both worlds – the upside of single market access without the downside of the EU’s political and economic failures.
Others will sum the case up in a different way, and this way of thinking may not catch on. All the same, we were first to come up with Business for Britain…