The ASI's new report titled 'Evolution not Revolution: The case for the EEA Option' has received widespread coverage across the national media.
The Times reported:
The Adam Smith Institute has released a report arguing that Britain would have to choose the “Norway model” and join the EEA if it votes to leave the EU, if it is to agree to a trade treaty within two years.
City AM reported:
The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) has said that it would be “impossible” for any other type of individual arrangement to be negotiated between the UK and the European Union within the two year time frame allowed under EU rules.
Not only would agreeing any other kind of deal be difficult due to the complex connections between the UK and the rest of the EU, but the ASI also believes that the “EU will make a tailored deal for Britain impossible to discourage other members from leaving.
The i reported:
The EEA option would offer the UK political freedom while also allowing the country to participate in the single market. Leave campaigners have suggested the UK could strike its own trade agreement. But the report warns the EU will make it difficult for the UK to negotiate a deal in order to discourage other states from trying to leave.
New Day reported:
The Adam Smith Institute predicts that in the event of Brexit on June 23 the UK would have to join Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the European Economic Area. It offers political freedom while allowing countries to participate in the single market.
The Sun reported:
A report by the Adam Smith Institute warns the EU will make it difficult for the UK to negotiate a tailored deal in order to discourage other member states from trying to leave.
Instead, it proposes joining the European Economic Area alongside countries like Norway, which would continue our access to the EU’s single market. But the EEA option means continuing with the principle of free movement, meaning it will still be hard to cut immigration.
The Scotsman reported:
The Adam Smith Institute predicts that in the event of a Brexit on 23 June the UK would likely have to join the European Economic Area (EEA) because that option would be the only one possible to achieve within a two-year, treaty-defined time frame.
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