The Brexit argument map has become too large for Rationale running in cafari on my iPad. I have transferred the map to iThoughts and loaded the current version to biggerplate iencehere.

This link is to a PDF the first page of which contains the argument map. All the details can be viewed by zooming.


Brexit Legend

Legend for the Brexit map (click for larger version)


The current version of the map includes content up to reference 55.

I am aware that there are a large number of Guardian links; no significance should be read into this other than the fact that The Guardian is not hiding its content behind a paywall like some other sources.

  1. What has the EU done for Britain?, Financial Times
  2. EU Referendum: Michael Gove’s full statement on why he is backing Brexit, Michael Gove, The Independent
  3. Lord Owen: ‘EU has tested us to breaking point – it’s time to leave’, Lord Owen, The Sun
  4. Saying Yes to Europe, Carl Bildt, Project Syndicate
  5. No Brexit, Anatole Kaletsky, Project Syndicate
  6. The Anglosphere Illusion, Gareth Evans, Project Syndicate
  7. The Real Danger of Brexit, The Economist
  8. Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, February 2016, Office for National Statistics
  9. UK migration: What’s really happening?, BBC News
  10. Boris Johnson is wrong: in the 21st century, sovereignty is always relative, The Economist
  11. A background guide to “Brexit” from the European Union, The Economist
  12. Revealed: thousands of Britons on benefits across EU, The Guardian
  13. Patel: Migration statistics show we must Vote Leave to take back control of our borders,
  14. Spot the difference: New EU-UK deal is 99% the same,
  15. Renegotiation—Vote Leave,
  16. The crucial missing part of Cameron’s EU deal, Marina Wheeler, The Spectator
  17. Top judge blows apart Government’s EU renegotiation,
  18. European Court of Human Rights, Wikipedia
  19. British people will vote to stay in EU: France
  20. Our Global Future, CBI, November 2013
  21. BMW tells UK Rolls-Royce and Mini workers of EU ‘benefit’, BBC
  22. EU referendum: Lord Rose clashes with MPs over statistics, BBC
  23. EU referendum: Ex-Tory chancellor Lamont backs EU exit, BBC
  24. EU referendum: Government dossier aims to ‘smoke out’ Leave campaign, BBC
  25. What would a Brexit mean for emerging UK tech and digital business?, IT Pro Portal
  26. Remaining in Europe best for our business, SMMT members reveal in new survey, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
  27. London tech community launches pro-EU working group, The Telegraph
  28. Britain Needs Europe, Roger Cohen, International New York Times, 04 March 2016
  29. UK future ‘may be brighter outside EU’, says BCC boss, BBC
  30. Eurozone ‘will affect UK whether in or out’, says ex-Bank of England boss, BBC
  31. What is Parliamentary sovereignty, anyway?, Carl Gardner,
  32. Why leaving the EU would put London’s booming fintech sector at risk, Venture Beat
  33. Michael Gove warns EU risks making it harder to identify terrorists and accuses Brussels of fuelling ‘Hitler worshippers’, The Independent
  34. EU referendum – The five key issues explained, BBC News
  35. EU referendum: Bank of England ready to pump billions into financial system to counter turmoil of Brexit, The Independent
  36. EU referendum: Brexit will diminish UK’s ability to combat international wildlife crime, says environment minister, The Independent
  37. Electoral Reform Society welcomes ‘red card’ proposal in EU deal, ERS Press Release 02 Feb 2016
  38. Think that if you are liberal you should vote to stay in the EU? Think again, Paul Keetch, The Independent, 07 Mar 2016
  39. Diplomacy post-Brexit: the UK sidelined and Nato damaged, Sir Brian Crowe, LSE Brexit Vote blog, 07 Mar 2016
  40. EU Japan trade negotiations,
  41. Trade with Japan, European Commission, 06 Nov 2015
  42. European Union free trade agreements, Wikipedia
  43. The Blindness of EU Migration Policy, Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 09 Mar 2016
  44. David Cameron’s EU deal will not change any minds. Most people have already decided, Professor Richard Rose, The Telegraph, 05 Feb 2016
  45. The Fight Over Britain’s Membership in the European Union, The Atlantic, 22 Feb 2016
  46. Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far, Marina Wheeler, UK Human Rights Blog, 09 Feb 2016
  47. Stephen Hawking says Britain leaving EU would damage science, New Republic, 10 Mar 2016
  48. ‘You Should Hear What They Say About You’ – what our European neighbours think of Britain and the EU, Lord Ashcroft, Lord Ashcroft Polls, 17 Feb 2016
  49. The 6 key facts you need to know about Europe, Britain Stronger in Europe, 04 March 2016
  50. Prime minister to warn exit from EU would cost farming industry £330m, The Guardian, 11 Mar 2016
  51. Brexit could undermine the rights of disabled people, Richard Howitt MEP, The Guardian, 11 Mar 2016
  52. EU referendum: Brexit bad for UK, Europe and the world, warns OECD, The Guardian, 10 Mar 2016
  53. Why green groups have a right to be heard on the EU referendum, John Sauven, Executive Director Greenpeace, The Guardian,  07 Mar 2016
  54. Study celebrates the success of EU air quality policy amidst Brexit uncertainty, Science Daily, 29 Feb 2016
  55. David Cameron: economic shock of EU exit ‘not a price worth paying’, The Guardian, 10 Mar 2016
  56. Britain’s finance lobby says Brexit would hit City of London, Daily Mail, 09 Mar 2016
  57. EU vote uncertainty could slow UK housing market, Savills warns, The Guardian, 10 Mar 2016
  58. Prospect of Brexit is the biggest risk that UK economy faces, The Guardian, 09 Mar 2016
  59. The cry of ‘anti-EU bias’ essentially means: agree with me or shut up, The Guardian, 09 Mar 2016
  60. EU exit would be manageable, says Prudential boss, The Guardian, 09 Mar 2016
  61. Brexit is truly the gamble of the century, The Telegraph, 08 Mar 2016
  62. Liz Truss: the British landscape is at risk from Brexit, Daily Telegraph, 05 Mar 2016
  63. Blog Post on Grassroots Out, Graham Gudgin
  64. EU referendum: Labour warns 50,000 manufacturing jobs would be lost after Brexit, International Business Times, 23 Fen 2016
  65. Brexit puts jobs at risk, say 200 business chiefs, The Times, 23 Feb 2016
  66. Leaving the EU would put thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk,, 18 Jan 2014
  67. Blog Post on Grassroots Out,  Liam Fox
  68. Blog Post on Grassroots Out, Nigel Farage, Tom Pursglove and Kate Hoey
  69. Boris Johnson on Brexit: ‘We can be like Canada’, The Guardian, 11 Mar 2016
  70. Brexit risks higher fares and fewer flights for UK tourists, warns Abta, The Guardian, 14 Mar 2016
  71. Interview with Theresa Fallon of EIAS,  CNBC, 17 Mar 2016
  72. Leave EU FAQs,
  73. Progressive Tax, Wikipedia
  74. The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, LSE Centre for Economic Performance, March 2016
  75. Major blow for Brexit campaign as US rules out UK-only trade deal, The Telegraph, 29 Oct 2015
  76. How Have EU’s Trade Agreements Impacted Consumers?, Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, LSE Centre for Economic Performance, March 2016
  77. FactCheck: Does Europe bring each household £3,000?, Channel 4 Fact Check, 04 Nov 2013
  78. The Benefits and Achievements of EU Single Market, Department for Business Innovation and Skills
  79. Literature review – economic costs and benefits of EU membership, FOI Literature Review from
  80. The economic effects of EU membership for the UK: revised storyboard,
  81. A positive case for Britain’s future in a reformed EU, Jo Johnson MP, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, 03 Mar 2016
  82. United Kingdom and the WTO, WTO
  83. EU referendum: CBI warns of UK exit ‘serious shock’, BBC News, 21 Mar 2016
  84. EU ‘costs Britain £118bn a year’, Matthew Elliott, Taxpayers’ Alliance, The Telegraph, 17 Sep 2009
  85. EU Regulation Costs UK £27.4 Billion A Year – Report, Huffington Post, 21 Oct 2013
  86. Leaving EU would cause a serious shock to UK economy – new PwC analysis, CBI, March 2016
  87. Cost of the EU: Can we count on Express estimates, Full Fact, 01 Feb 2011
  88. Do EU immigrants contribute £1.34 for every £1 received from the UK?, Full Fact, 19 Feb 2016
  89. The Fiscal Effects of Immigration To The UK, Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini, The Economic Journal, 05 Nov 2014
  90. How immigrants affect public finances, Full Fact, 12 Apr 2015
  91. How many free trade deals has the EU done?, Full Fact, 09 Nov 2015
  92. What might Brexit look like? No one really knows, Professor Iain Begg, LSE Brexit Vote, 04 Nov 2015
  93. Positive economic impact of UK immigration from the European Union: new evidence, UCL News 05 Nov 2014
    Note: This is a summary of 89
  94. The UK and the Single Market, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 09 Feb 2011
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