John Weeks on Brexit & EU

Brexit Direction Sign

On 24 April 2017, URPE member John Weeks, retired from SOAS University of London, gave testimony on the economic cost of Brexit to the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union of the Deutsche Bundestag. He was invited as an expert witness by the Left Party (Die Linke) based on a study he had co-authored on reform of the European Union [link below]. His main points were that while the economic costs have been exaggerated, the social consequences, especially loss of EU protection of the environment, consumer rights, employment rights and civil rights, will be extremely detrimental to British citizens, with the possible independence of Scotland a massive shock to the political system.

http://www.primeeconomics.org/articles/its-time-to-revive-europes-democracy-there-is-a-real-alternative

Summary of testimony (in German, use right-click to translate)