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The In/Out Question: Referendum Edition - March 2016: Why Britain should stay in the EU and fight to make it better (Kindle Single) by [Dixon, Hugo]
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About the Author

Hugo Dixon is a journalist and entrepreneur. He worked at the "Financial Times" for over a decade, including five years running the Lex Column. He then founded Breakingviews, the global financial commentary business. He now writes a column on political economy for Reuters, Breakingviews and the International New York Times.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4942 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Scampstonian Ltd (12 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IZJ14YY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
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Finally a book that explains the issue without being condescending!!! I get why the writer believes why we should stay in the EU, it basically mirrors my own opinion, but the issue I had with the book was it didn't seem very balanced. I would have liked to have seen the reasons for leaving the EU explored rather than a mention in passing. If that had been in the book, I would have given 5 stars
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I can see why this book appeals to those already committed to vote "IN" in any referendum. It is very readable and easy to understand. It makes clear the difficulties we would face in negotiating an exit and will be a useful guide on the doorsteps to those canvassing for "IN" votes. I am happy to recommend it to those people.

However, if you are genuinely undecided I would read it with caution. My reservation is that Dixon is incredibly optimistic about the possibility of reforming the EU in the way he suggests.

Firstly if you follow the proceedings in the European Parliament you are left in no doubt that pro-EU people in the UK have a different view to many continental supporters. Here the emphasis is on practical benefits - the single market, Europol, the European Patent. To leaders in the EP it is a political project with a clear aim in mind - federal union. This different perception can lead to confusion as to what is meant by reform or by democracy.

Secondly it is important to recognise that there are still major unresolved problems with the single currency; economic stagnation may stretch into the future.

Lastly it is clear that the ability of the UK to influence events has declined. With enlargement our vote counts less. Power has shifted to the EP where we have less influence and we are outside the core of the EU - the eurozone. A particular problem is that France is likely to be even more protectionist.

Whether we go or stay we face problems.
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Having read Mr Dixon’s book “The IN/OUT Question: Why Britain should stay in the EU and fight to make it better”, I am now convinced that we are better off leaving the EU. His arguments, of course, are there to show the benefits of EU membership and the nightmare scenario that he predicts will unfold should the UK leave.

There are numerous totally superfluous details. He quotes details of the number of plane trips to EU countries. Taking your holiday in France, Germany or any EU country does not require membership of the EU. He writes about the cultural heritage of the UK being strongly linked to that of Europe. Of course it is. The UK is part of Europe. This is not a reason for remaining part of the EU. (Is he trying to blur the distinction between the EU and Europe I wonder?). He points out that the UK is enjoying more and more continental European food. What is the relevance of this? We can eat French cheese and drink Italian wine without being in the EU. And I’m sure Mr Dixon knows that.

I decided to probe a bit deeper into the more ‘substantive’ aspects of his book– to test and examine his arguments. A few examples will illustrate.

The author states that “eurosceptics want to stop immigration”. Does he know this is incorrect? Or maybe he genuinely believes it? As eurosceptics have stated repeatedly, they want to control immigration, not stop it.

The usual scaremongering arguments are present. What will happen to those British people living abroad if the UK leaves the EU? Will they be sent back to the UK as the author suggests? Will the UK start making immigrants leave? Has he not heard of the ‘acquired rights’? These are sometimes known as ‘executed rights’ or ‘vested rights’.
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The In/Out Question, by Hugo Dixon, is an excellent treatise advocating the continuing active participation of the UK in EU institutional structures, as opposed to unilateral secession from this indubitably grandiose European "Super State" project. A cursory reading of the book will reveal that the cornerstone of Mr Dixon's argument for continuation in the EU is economic considerations, and that secession from the EU would usher in a new era of economic and fiscal instability for the UK. One contention is that the UK will be denied from accessing the putative "Single Market" or that the UK's access to same will be circumscribed by unreasonable tariffs on UK exports to Continental Europe, amongst other considerations. Admittedly, endeavouring to extricate the UK from the European project would be eminently difficult, considering the vast legislative and regulatory framework that has been incorporated into British law since accession in 1973. However, an inevitable temporary shrinkage in GDP is surely a worthy price to pay for a "negotiated withdrawal" from the EU as opposed to permitting the egregious, insidious erosion of UK political and economic sovereignty. Safeguarding the UK's cultural and legal heritage, relatively robust monetary regime, common traditions and conventions is a justifiable reason in my opinion for opting for an orderly extrication from the EU rather than permitting the subsumption of the UK into a potential EU Super State with its concomitant divestiture of political and economic sovereignty as well as an ineluctable diminution in global prestige and standing. It is my considered opinion that the European project does not serve the UK's interests in the long run, irrespective of the economic considerations which will undoubtedly be bleak upon secession.Read more ›
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