Thursday, 19 May 2016

ConservativeHome| Risky and radical. Why voting to leave the EU is un-conservative.

ConservativeHome| Risky and radical. Why voting to leave the EU is un-conservative.

by Garvan Walshe

"Authority is indeed stacked in favour of Remain, but you don’t have to agree with Vote Leave’s Dominic Cummings, who thinks Whitehall got everything wrong since Bismarck, to acknowledge that the conventional wisdom can sometimes err. Yet to have a conservative disposition is to think the conventional wisdom usually right, and that the burden of proof lies with those who want to overturn it.

Patrick Minford’s claims about Britain’s superior economic performance outside the EU fall apart because they rely on politically unrealistic radical deregulation. Is any British government really going get rid of banking regulation, climate change policy and maternity leave?

Far worse, not to say disreputable, is the Leave campaign’s attempt to link immigration and terrorism. Though it’s reasonable to argue that countries without border controls need much closer police and security cooperation that those that impose checks, we’re not in the EU’s border-free area: we already have border control."

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