Economists for Free Trade

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Economists for Free Trade (formerly Economists for Brexit) is a lobby group pushing for a hard Brexit after the June 2016 decision by the UK to leave the EU.

Activities

Screengrab from Economists for Free Trade's upbeat website
Economists for Free Trade has been established to promote the case for a hard Brexit. The group has presented its views in the British media – principally that leaving the EU will have a positive impact upon the UK economy – providing a counter-narrative to most economists who think that the opposite will be true.

In November 2017, for example, the group launched its ‘Budget for Brexit’ report, which says that 'quitting the EU will reinvigorate the British economy, creating a flood of extra revenue for the Exchequer that can be used to cut taxes, boost state spending and slash the national debt'.[1]

People

The EFT 'Team' (as of Nov 2017). There are no women in the 17-strong team.

Advisors

Advisors to EFT (as of Nov 2017). There are no women among the 11-man advisory board of the EFF.

Contact

PR agency

Notes

  1. Brexit to bring £65 billion Budget bonanza of tax cuts and spending rises, EEF website, 12 Nov 2017
  2. Lawson's Climate Denial Donor Boasts of Shale Gas Investment, DeSmogUK, 30 Sept 2014
  3. Wonks unite, City AM, 13 July 2017
  4. [https://www.economistsforfreetrade.com/News/brexit-to-bring-65-billion-budget-bonanza-of-tax-cuts-and-spending-rises/ Brexit to bring £65 billion Budget bonanza of tax cuts and spending rises], EEF website, 12 Nov 2017