The Commonwealth is not an alternative to the EU for Britain

Andrew Dilley* (Corresponding Author)

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A key question in the debate about Britain’s future in Europe concerns the alternative global economic connections available to the UK. The North American Free Trade Agreement, the European Free Trade Association and free-wheeling bilateralism all have their advocates. Yet one other alternative carries particular emotional resonance: the Commonwealth.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2016

Bibliographical note

This article is based on a current research project on commerce and the Commonwealth, supported by an AHRC Early Career Fellowship. This article reflects the views of the author, not the research council.


  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Trade
  • Exports
  • Britain
  • Commonwealth
  • Canada
  • EU referendum
  • South Africa
  • Brexit
  • British Empire
  • Imports
  • Newfoundland
  • United Kingdom (UK)


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