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Why Britain should leave the EU by Patrick Minford

February 2, 2016

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Many British citizens want self-government again, as they had for hundreds of years before the ‘Common Market’ that they joined became a European super-state on the way to ‘ever-closer union’. This seems a reasonable demand; under the rules of British democracy the citizenry are always able to ‘throw the buggers out’, eject the government, through a general election. However, whatever they do about the elite that governs the EU, they can never get rid of it or change its decisions. It is like being ruled by a foreign power immune to the normal processes of political economy.

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The European ‘Global Macro-Region’ – Redrawing the world map of globalization by Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme

June 10, 2014

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The European ‘global macro-region’ is a functional space distinct from the EU, which has been identified in a European Commission funded study by academics from Belgium, the UK, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Sweden. 

The two-and-a-half year study has investigated the major changes that people, businesses and state authorities in European countries are being swept up in as the dynamic changes associated with globalization proceed.

The research provides new answers to leading questions about Europe’s changing urban and regional relations in an increasingly integrated and global world:

1 – To what extent is Europe on the receiving end of the forces of globalization?

2 – To what extent is Europe a leading driver in the dynamics of global change?

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