Globalisation is a highly contentious issue with many advocates and detractors. Nonetheless, throughout history, free trade has generally been good for prosperity, whereas periods of protectionism, such as those of the Corn Laws and Great Depression, have not.
We are delighted to be working with The Spectator as lead sponsor of its 2016 debate series. These debates will allow us to demonstrate our impartial, fact-based analysis as well hear from leading protagonists on important current issues.
Investment Perspectives: What is fact and what is fiction? That question has never been more pertinent as the UK weighs up the arguments ahead of the In/Out referendum on 23 June.
Our report specifically looks to address five myths around key areas of the Brexit debate: immigration, trade, financials, public finance, and foreign investment.
Myth 5: foreign investors will withdraw from the UK if it leaves the EU.
Myth 4: The UK's budget balance would improve substantially if we leave the EU.
Myth 3 - Swiss financial services have thrived outside of the EU: this could be a model for the UK.
Myth 2: The UK's trade balance will collapse if we withdraw from the EU.
Myth 1: restricting migrants from the EU will lead to better prospects for UK workers
We are delighted to partner with The Spectator as lead sponsor for their 2016 debate series. These debates will allow us to showcase our impartial, fact-based economic analysis as well hear from leading protagonists on important current issues.