University of Bath

'What country, friends, is this?' A guide to the EU Referendum debate

An IPR Policy Brief exploring the various debates around the UK's membership of the EU in the months prior to the referendum.

This collection of pieces by academics at the University of Bath gives a wider view of Britain’s referendum. It focuses on major policy questions the UK faces in making an informed judgement about its EU membership, such as what leaving or remaining might mean for our economy and national security, but also draws in the perspectives of some of our major European partners, looking at how the possibility of Brexit appears to them. It locates the UK’s debates on the wider canvass of the rest of Europe. It is not a pamphlet that instructs its readers how to vote, but one that can be read by people wanting to inform their judgement.