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Britain’s got bills – but will it pay? Settling the UK’s EU budget obligations

Begg, Iain (2017) Britain’s got bills – but will it pay? Settling the UK’s EU budget obligations. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Settling the UK’s financial obligations to the EU could cost up to €60bn. Iain Begg explains why the figure is so high, looks at whether there is much scope for negotiation and asks what would happen if Britain simply refused to pay. He argues that the nuclear option of leaving the EU without paying would likely poison the atmosphere around other dimensions of the negotiations, leading to a ‘hostile’ (as opposed to ‘hard’) Brexit.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 11:48
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 10:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69934

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