Alan has set out his position on the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, confirming that he will be voting to remain in the EU.
In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Alan outlined his long-standing scepticism of the EU since voting ‘No’ in the last referendum in 1975, but argued that ‘today’s world is markedly different from 40 years ago’ and our national interest would not be served by pulling out.
In the article, he argues that ‘Brexiteers have yet to offer a convincing picture of what a post-EU United Kingdom would look like’ and that at a time of turmoil in the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East ‘only politics can adequately address the deep challenges of the region.’
Leaving the EU, he concludes, ‘would weaken our influence over these massive issues and pulling up the drawbridge would protect us less from regional threats’.
The full article can be found here: