Reports 2016

BRIT IN, BRIT THIN or BREXIT: The Consequences of the referendum

12 April 2016

Whatever the outcome of the British referendum on 23 June, there will be repercussions for European integration. With the current polls suggesting a close vote to remain in the EU, will the margin be big enough to placate the Eurosceptics within the British media, Conservative party and population at large? Will a strengthened resentment towards the EU pressurise any future government to take a hard line against further integration of the eurozone? Alternatively, if the vote goes the other way, what will BREXIT mean for the EU? This Policy Dialogue sought to assess what impact Britain’s future relationship with the EU will have on the EU itself.