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OMFIF series on UK EU referendum

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OMFIF's series on the UK EU referendum presents a wide variety of perspectives from Britain and around the world ahead of the 23 June poll on EU membership. On 1 June in London OMFIF staged an Oxford-style debate presenting arguments for and against EU membership. Click here for more details.

For a pdf of the full series of commentaries contact editorial@omfif.org

Click below to read the articles:

23 Jun 2016 - No.100 - The die is cast - Philip Middleton

22 Jun 2016 - No.99g - Britons’ hard lessons on counterfactual thinking - Shumpei Takemori

22 Jun 2016 - No.99f - European map will change again - Reginald Dale

22 Jun 2016 - No.99e - Oversights of the Brexit brigade - William Keegan

22 Jun 2016 - No.99d - UK gains from EU multicurrency status - Oliver Letwin

22 Jun 2016 - No.99c - Italy wakes up to threat of British departure - Antonio Armellini

22 Jun 2016 - No.99b - No more taboos: Now we’ll find out if it’s adiEU - Jacques Lafitte

22 Jun 2016 - No.99a - Wisdom of the British crowd - Jürgen Krönig

21 Jun 2016 - No.98b - Day of opportunity - Jack Wigglesworth

21 Jun 2016 - No.98a - Outward-looking beyond Europe - Gerard Lyons

20 Jun 2016 - No.97 - Let's stay connected - Ruud Lubbers, Harald Benink and Paul van Seters

17 Jun 2016 - No.96 - Remain no longer a racing certainty - William Keegan

17 Jun 2016 - No.95 - UK's one-off gain - Andrew Lilico

16 Jun 2016 - No.94 - Power of collective action - Andrew Large

15 Jun 2016 - No.93 - Vote Brexit, profit from lower pound - Brian Reading

14 Jun 2016 - No.92 - Tory splits will only get worse - Meghnad Desai

13 Jun 2016 - No.91 - Better outside the EU - John Redwood

12 Jun 2016 - No.90 - Safeguarding Britain's interests - Michael Jay

11 Jun 2016 - No.89 - Leaving is liberation - John Longworth

10 Jun 2016 - No.88 - German worries over 'Brexit' laid bare - David Marsh

10 Jun 2016 - No.87 - Fact and fiction - Simon Tilford

9 Jun 2016 - No.86 - We Poles know about shifting borders - Pawel Kowalewski

8 Jun 2016 - No.85 - Conflict ahead, even if Britain stays in - Niels Thygesen

7 Jun 2016 - No.84 - Britain's 21st century opportunity - Conor McCoole

7 Jun 2016 - No.83 - Leave does not guarantee leave - Brian Reading

6 Jun 2016 - No.82 - Vote Leave to take back power - Bernard Jenkin

5 Jun 2016 - No.81 - Brexit: an avoidable trainwreck - DeLisle Worrell

4 Jun 2016 - No.80 - Voting for downgrade - Moritz Kraemer

3 Jun 2016 - No.79 - Africans find it hard to hate - Peter Bruce

2 Jun 2016 - No.78 - Why we shouldn’t heed Brexit myths - Brian Reading

1 Jun 2016 - No.77 - Consequences of a non-settlement - David Marsh

1 Jun 2016 - No.76 - Outside the EU, await Nike swoosh - Gerard Lyons

31 May 2016 - No.75 - Emotion versus economics - Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

31 May 2016 - No.74 - A vote for European balance - Thanos Papasavvas

30 May 2016 - No.73 - Europe’s hopes and failures - Ray Kinsella

29 May 2016 - No.72 - Responding to incentives - John Mills

27 May 2016 - No.71 - Europe's confederal future - Pierre Haas

26 May 2016 - No.70 - Treasury adopts Newton’s theory - Brian Reading

26 May 2016 - No.69 - Stay or leave: a sovereign choice - Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

25 May 2016 - No.68 - Trade and the Brexit fallacy - Sanford Henry

24 May 2016 - No.67 - Britain’s risks are in staying, not leaving - David Owen

24 May 2016 - No.66 - Swish Six go to Europe - David Marsh

23 May 2016 - No.65 - Avarice of strangers - Brian Reading

22 May 2016 - No.64 - Brexit scare helps the debtors - Vicky Pryce

20 May 2016 - No.63 - A continental love affair - David Marsh

20 May 2016 - No.62 - A guide to break-up - William Keegan

19 May 2016 - No.61 - Competition of uncertainty - Mark Boleat

18 May 2016 - No.60 - European show will go on - Roel Janssen

17 May 2016 - No.59 - A battle over government and identity - Norman Lamont

16 May 2016 - No.58 - Greeks benefiting from Brexit rhetoric - David Marsh

16 May 2016 - No.57 - Neck and neck race - William Keegan

13 May 2016 - No.56 - Lessons of 1776 - Brian Reading

13 May 2016 – No.55 – Rebelling against bipartisanship – Darrell Delamaide

12 May 2016 – No.54 – Where Europe has weight – Janek Lasocki

11 May 2016 – No.53 – Concern over loss of passports – Guy Sears and Angus Canvin

10 May 2016 – No.52 – Pain of losing a brother at arms – Vladimír Dlouhý

9 May 2016 – No.51 – Keep calm and carry on – Martin Hüfner

6 May 2016 – No.50 – The answer lies in duality – Antonio Armellini and David Marsh

5 May 2016 – No.49 – Escape Brussels, save 4% of GDP – Patrick Minford

4 May 2016 – No.48 – Din of jingoism on EU debate – Munir Majid

3 May 2016 – No.47 – Chance of a lifetime – Kate Hoey

2 May 2016 – No.46 – Safety in staying in – Graham Bishop

29 Apr 2016 – No.45 – What a wonderful non-EU world – Stuart Wheeler

28 Apr 2016 – No.44 – Frankfurt: ready to help – Eric Menges

27 Apr 2016 – No.43 – Back to hopelessness – Jan von Haeften

26 Apr 2016 – No.42 – Longing for an irretrievable past – Thilo Sarrazin

25 Apr 2016 – No.41 – Britain's Efta option – John Petley

22 Apr 2016 – No.40 – Why Europe needs Britain – Marcello Minenna and Edoardo Reviglio

21 Apr 2016 – No.39 – Europe's fragmentation effect – Meghnad Desai

20 Apr 2016 – No.38 – Return of a German nightmare – David Marsh

20 Apr 2016 – No.37 – Brexiteers peddling false hopes – Peter Wilding

19 Apr 2016 – No.36 – The boon of a UK exit – Ruth Lea

18 Apr 2016 – No.35 – The UK opinion gap – Bruce Packard

15 Apr 2016 – No.34 – Awakening for Europe's believers – Jacques Lafitte

14 Apr 2016 – No.33 – Britain can manage its own affairs – Daniel Hannan

13 Apr 2016 – No.32 – Polish euro threat if Brits say no - A special correspondent in Warsaw

12 Apr 2016 – No.31 – Cameron's unsatisfactory deal – Jack Wigglesworth

11 Apr 2016 – No.30 – Brexit could derail US recovery – Desmond Lachman

8 Apr 2016 – No.29 – Another threat for Cameron – Brian Reading

8 Apr 2016  No.28  Nato needs an independent UK  John Kornblum

7 Apr 2016 – No.27 – What the UK can do for Europe – Ernst Welteke

6 Apr 2016 – No.26 – A time of existential threats – Richard Shirreff

5 Apr 2016 – No.25 – Fear of fissiparous forces – David Marsh

4 Apr 2016 – No.24 – Britain's global future – Nigel Lawson

1 Apr 2016 – No.23 – Europe safer with Britain at its heart – John Davie

31 Mar 2016 – No.22 – Divorce and a new settlement – Brian Reading

30 Mar 2016 – No.21– Europe in deadlock – Ben Robinson

29 Mar 2016 – No.20 – Staying in the EU, with passion – Denis MacShane

24 Mar 2016 – No.19 – Globalisation and the UK – Marsha Vande Berg

23 Mar 2016 – No.18 – Escaping the trap of 'more Europe' – Hans-Olaf Henkel

22 Mar 2016 – No.17 – UK’s nativist nationalism – Stuart Mackintosh

21 Mar 2016 – No.16 – A question of bragging rights – Bob Bischof

18 Mar 2016 – No.15 – Time for two Europes – Antonio Armellini

17 Mar 2016 – No.14 – The race for the digital future – John Kornblum

16 Mar 2016 – No.13 – Chinese worries about Brexit – Ben Shenglin

15 Mar 2016 – No.12 – Europhile turns sceptical – David Potter

14 Mar 2016 – No.11 – Bidding farewell to disappointed friends – Laurens Jan Brinkhorst

13 Mar 2016 – No.10 – Where the grass is greener – Gary Smith

11 Mar 2016 – No.9 – When the Bank must speak out – John Nugée

10 Mar 2016 – No.8 – Benefits of Britain's membership – Christian Noyer

9 Mar 2016 – No.7 – Why India doesn’t care about Brexit – Meghnad Desai

8 Mar 2016 – No.6 – Why Britain needs self-government – John Redwood

7 Mar 2016 – No.5 – Bookies’ favourites normally win – William Keegan

4 Mar 2016 – No.4 – Short-lived triumph if Britain leaves – Michael Stürmer

3 Mar 2016 – No.3 – To reform the EU, Britain must quit – Brian Reading

2 Mar 2016 – No.2 – Separating fact from illusion – Otmar Issing

1 Mar 2016 – No.1 – How to boost European integration – Jacques Lafitte

29 Feb 2016 – Introduction – Let battle begin – Philip Middleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are assuring a balance between many different points of view, in line with OMFIF’s overall neutral stance on the issue.