Brexit: What would ‘out’ mean?

What sort of country will the UK be if it left the EU?

20 July 2015: Brexit - what would ‘out’ mean? Part 1: Opening statements by Ecfr on Mixcloud


Bernard Jenkin, MP for Harwich and North Essex

Mark Reckless, Director of Policy, UKIP

Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, Business for Britain 

Chaired by

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR

With the Conservative party winning the 2015 general election, a referendum on the UK’s membership to the EU is now confirmed to take place by the end of 2017.

Our panel of prominent advocated for fundamental reforms in EU-UK relations and discussed what sort of country the UK would be if it left the EU. How would it realistically operate and be a 21st century world leader outside of the Union?

Bernard Jenkin is the Member of Parliament for Harwich and North Essex and the former Shadow Defence Secretary.

Matthew Elliott is Chief Executive of Business for Britain.

Mark Leonard is Director of ECFR and the author of The British problem and what it means for Europe.