In 1624, John Donne wrote “….No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less….”. It is thus perhaps fair to infer that Donne would have been an enthusiastic supporter of the UK’s continued membership of the European Union.
But will the current electorate heed his words in the forthcoming EU referendum?
The choice confronting voters is both difficult and momentous – it is no exaggeration to say that it could change the course of Britain’s future. The briefing below therefore seeks to explain the implications of both an “In” and an “Out” vote, and discusses some of the controversial issues that have arisen in the course of the Brexit debate.
Please see below for PDF of briefing.
This briefing considers various high level issues and the options for the UK in the event of an “Out” vote. A later briefing will consider the implications of Brexit for specific industries and business lines.