Dr Andrew Scott Crines on Nick Clegg and the EU

Clegg fails to convince with ‘in crowd’ pitch on EU

Dr Andrew Scott Crines, Teaching Fellow in Foreign Policy and British Politics, discusses Nick Clegg’s recent EU pitch.

The article begins:

"Nick Clegg “is for in”. In for Europe, in for the economic benefits, and in for better student access to European finances. His argument is that Britain being in Europe will help the UK economy prosper further with continued access to global markets. And, of course, he is correct. Britain in Europe will be far stronger than if the country disconnects itself from those markets and ceases to be the strong player that the United States expects us to be. But Clegg’s message faces a few problems."