Skip to comments.Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit
Posted on 04/08/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT by mandaladon
(Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on Tuesday.
Britain's free market Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday awarded a 100,000-euro prize to Iain Mansfield, a British diplomat based in the Philippines, who it decided had come up with the best blueprint for a 'Brexit,' a British departure from the EU.
Amid widespread public disenchantment in Britain about the EU's perceived over-bearing role in everyday life Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to give Britons a referendum on leaving the EU in 2017 if he is re-elected next year. Many opinion polls suggest a slim majority would vote to leave the 28-nation bloc and that the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) is on course to come first or second in elections to the European Parliament next month.
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They should have paid him in pounds sterling :^)
British EU exit ping
I wish they’d stop calling Cameron a conservative.
They should have listened to Margaret Thatcher.
Yes. Listening to Nigel Farage on youtube is some exciting stuff. Not every western politician is a mushmouthed filet.
The EU is not needed for the UK.
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