What Europe Does For Us and How to Keep the Best of It
By Will Hutton and Andrew Adonis
An essential and detailed account of the benefits of Europe, and how we must keep the best of them in whatever agreement we negotiate.
The EU, despite its frailties, is a success story. This is a club of countries dedicated to upholding the values of the European Enlightenment - from the rule of law to fundamental human freedoms, economic prosperity and order in Europe. This can be done better together than alone, especially with the emergence of China and India as economic superpowers alongside the USA. This is more important than ever when so many countries beyond the west are retreating from democracy and Enlightenment values. It is within its architecture that Europe's states hammer out their differences and form their shifting alliances to arrive at common positions: it is today's concert of Europe. Britain has spent four centuries being part of the European diplomatic system, always aiming never to allow one strong political entity to emerge. Now it is abandoning that stance - for wholly illusory gains and tangible losses.
In Saving Britain Will Hutton and Andrew Adonis reveal in detail the many benefits of the EU - from agriculture to universities, from cheap mobile phone tariffs to huge inward investment, lay out a blueprint for how these might be preserved and explain how the UK must improve the living standards of those in the poorest parts of Britain.
Will Hutton (Author)
Will Hutton is principal of Hertford College, Oxford and columnist for the OBSERVER, where he was editor, then editor-in-chief for four years. He began his career in journalism as economics correspondent for the BBC's NEWSNIGHT and for the GUARDIAN.
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17 May 2018
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