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These are some of the key statements that Anthony Barnett has consulted in the writing of Blimey, it could be Brexit! A majority of voters have told pollsters that they feel ill-informed about the referendum debate, which has been dominated by misinformation. We hope these links will help illuminate the core arguments for Leave and Remain.
David Cameron’s Bloomberg speech, promising a renegotiation (“a new settlement”) – 23rd January 2013
Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP (video) – 28th August 2014
The Five Presidents' Report: Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union – 22nd June 2015
Bank of England report on the significance of EU Membership – October 2015
Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s Cairncross Lecture – 21st October 2015
Democracy in Europe Movement 25 (DiEM25) manifesto (short version) – February 2016
Letter from EC president Donald Tusk to council members – 2nd February 2016
Nigel Farage’s response to the Tusk letter (video) in the European parliament – 3rd February 2016
Renegotiation agreement: “a new settlement for the UK within the EU” – 19th February 2016
David Cameron’s statement in Brussels after agreeing the deal – 19th February 2016
Michael Gove’s declaration for Leave – 20th February 2016
David Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons; includes Jeremy Corbyn’s response – 22nd February 2016
Boris Johnson’s declaration for Leave – 16th March 2016
Yanis Varoufakis: Why we must save the EU – 5th April 2016
Owen Jones: for Leave (July 2015), against Leave (May 2016)
George Osborne interview: “a battle for the soul of the country” – 5th June 2016
Letter from Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Gisela Stuart to David Cameron & George Osborne – 5th June 2016
Cameron’s press conference on the ‘Six Lies of Leave’ – 7th June 2016
Nicola Sturgeon warns Scots: Brexit leaves you at mercy of Tory Right wing after Cameron ousted – 15th June 2016
We welcome suggestions for additional publications that have influenced the course of this debate – which will continue to be influential and controversial long after the vote.
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