Whether you voted In or Out, June 23rd was a landmark in British politics. The Referendum decision to leave the EU was a clear one, which confounded the Government, pollsters, focus groups and betting markets alike. That was the verdict of 17.5 million voters, the largest single mandate in British history.Read more
It’s now less than one week till polls open for the EU Referendum.
There has been a lot to fault in both the IN and OUT campaigns. Whatever the result, it is hard to see how the UK can readily rebuild its bilateral relationships with Germany, France and the leading countries of the continent.Read more
We are now down to the last three weeks of the EU Referendum campaign. Amid all the fuss, two things have become fairly clear: if the UK votes to Leave, there will be a hit to the economy, which could potentially last some time; while if it votes to Remain, we will have less control over immigration.Read more
Jesse writes for the Guardian: To get this EU debate out of the sewer, it needs the Pulp Fiction treatment
Fans of the film Pulp Fiction will recall the moment that, as two hitmen ponder how to dispose of a decapitated body and a severed head with pools of blood everywhere, the doorbell rings. “Hi, I’m Winston Wolfe,” says Harvey Keitel. “I fix problems.” In a similar spirit, President Reagan’s chief of staff Donald Regan used to refer to himself as “the shovel brigade that follows a parade down Main Street”, cleaning up the mess.Read more
This is the transcript of a speech delivered by Jesse at the Social Market Foundation on 16 May 2016.
My talk this evening is entitled “The EU Court of Justice and the EU Charter: an independent view”. Let me open with a few words of introduction and explanation.Read more
Since my last column, I have chaired the first of my four public meetings on the EU referendum. It was a cracker, with around 300 local people at the Three Counties Hotel and lots of thought-provoking questions put to In and Out campaigners.Read more
Much of the debate over Britain’s EU membership has so far focused on economics. But what about our security?Read more
To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we asked several MPs to recite key speeches from his plays. In the first of the series, Jesse Norman MP reads Prospero from The Tempest Act IV Scene I.
What would the economic impact be of Britain leaving the EU? Few questions are more fiercely contested in the current referendum debate. No sooner does one side put up a statistic than the other shoots it down and puts up one of its own.Read more