Larry Elliot: We overdo our respect for the EU. Britain can flourish outside it

As you may have noticed, our coverage of Brexit has been limited. Due to the degree of hysteria and polemic there has not really been much of what we call “Expertise with a radical face”. Larry Elliot is one of the great exceptions among those for Brexit. In this article he tries to bring the current discussion inot prespective.

We at Brave New Europe don’t take a position on Brexit. While we recognise that many dark and odious forces lay behind the Brexit vote, and that the process will inflict significant economic damage on many people, we also know that European institutions and policies typically reflect a strong neoliberal slant – and we launched this project to oppose and change this.  We have sympathy with the anger against European institutions – but we also believe in the principle of European cross-border co-operation and co-ordination in many areas.  Reflecting this complex reality, we will host both pro-Brexit and pro-Remain articles.

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