One of our colleagues has contributed to the publication “Britain’s future in Europe: the known plan A to remain or the unknown plan B to leave” by the Centre for European Policy Studies, that was included in the latest edition of the issue 34 of the Think Tank Review.
Hugo Brady is a speechwriter for the President of the European Council and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Before joining the Council, he worked at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris and at the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think-tank.
The first edition of the book “Britain’s future in Europe”, issued in March 2015, laid the foundations for an objective assessment of the workings of the EU and of the UK’s place in it. It was described as ‘a myth-breaking exercise of the best kind’ and widely acclaimed. This second edition contains a substantial new chapter following Prime Minister Cameron’s deal with the EU and his announcement of the referendum. It reviews both ‘Plan A’, namely the status quo, whereby the UK remains in the EU in accordance with the terms of the new arrangement, and three variants of a ‘Plan B’ for Brexit. The authors therefore do the ‘leave’ camp’s homework for them, setting out three Plan Bs in more detail and in more depth than the ‘leave’ camp has been able, or has wanted to do.
The Library would like to congratulate Hugo Brady on his contribution to this topical publication. At the same time we would invite everyone to subscribe to the Think Tank Review, a monthly compilation of insightful contributions from over 270 think tanks worldwide monitored by the Library team.