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"Brexpulsion" rather than "Brexit"?
Wednesday 6 October 2015, 9 h 00 - 10 h 30,  75007 Paris 

Chaired by Natacha Valla, Deputy-Director of the CEPII


  • Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Session Materials


Lectures complémentaires


The UK government will hold an in-out referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017, which could result in the UK choosing to leave the EU – ‘Brexit’. Prime Minister David Cameron’s strategy is to renegotiate the terms of UK membership, then to recommend a ‘yes’ vote for remaining in the EU. Iain Begg will highlight the dilemmas around the UK’s continued participation in the EU. If the UK is repeatedly rebuffed or is seen as wanting too many exceptions, could there be a de facto push towards the exit door? ‘Brexpulsion’, rather than a UK choice for ‘Brexit’, may not be imminent, but is an outcome that cannot be dismissed.

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