Is Europe bad for business?
Part of the Justice, Money and Power series at the City of London Festival 2015.
With the rise of UKIP, and a Conservative promise of a referendum on EU membership, fears have grown in recent years of the prospect of ‘Brexit.’ Business leaders and Europhiles frequently warn of economic catastrophe outside the EU, yet the travails of the Eurozone crisis has dampened enthusiasm for an ‘ever closer Union.’ Would an independent UK be able to survive outside the EU? Is Europe as we know it already doomed? Or has it proven itself capable of weathering the crisis?
chief executive, Business for Britain
economist; author, European Spring
head of EU & trade policy, Institute of Directors
CEO, Clerkswell; economics blogger
chief European commentator, Wall Street Journal