There is nothing splendid about isolation. We should “Remain” in the EUby George Osborne / June 9, 2016 / Leave a comment
Published in July 2016 issue of Prospect Magazine
The decision facing Britain on 23rd June is the most fundamental for a generation. The referendum on whether we remain in or leave the European Union is more important than any general election. It’s true that the choice between our two main political parties is more stark than at any time since I was a child. But our political system means that every five years, voters know they will have the opportunity either to endorse the party of government or remove it from office. The decision on whether we remain members of the EU and the single market or quit both, by contrast, will determine our country’s fortunes and its place in the world for decades to come.
Let’s be clear: there will not be another chance to settle this question, no coming back for a second go. Do we “Remain” or do we “Leave” the EU? The most important thing to consider for me is what the referendum means for Britain’s econo…