Rhodri Thompson QC considers two possible routes for British exit from the EU is the UK votes to leave in the referendum on 23 June in a short opinion. He suggests the exit could either be “rough” or “smooth”. The latter would seek to maintain close economic ties with the EU and continue to observe the single market rules, whereas the former would reflect a xenophobic and restrictive view that would result in severe political and economic difficulties for the UK. The article can be accessed through the link below.
Rhodri discusses the issue of EU reform as it bears on the referendum in another short article published here.
These documents complement our “Countdown to the Referendum” series of free, downloadable articles, which each discuss a different area of EU law. They are available here.