LES MATINALES DU CLUB
"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
“Could it be ‘Brexpulsion’ rather than ‘Brexit’?”, Iain Begg, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (juillet 2015)
“Cameron facing 'Brexpulsion' as EU leaders become sick of his demands”, Article de presse du Sunday Express (juillet 2015)
Lies, damned lies and statistics on the UK’s EU membership, LSE Blog (octobre 2015)
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.