The Blue Book, Clean Energy, and Puppy Smuggling – New Official Publications 06.11.17

If you don’t know your Blue book from your Pink book all is made clear here.

University of Glasgow Library

Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

Big Ben Image copyright: UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor

The European Economic Area – “This briefing paper has been prepared for the debate on British membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), taking place in the House of Commons on 6 November 2017.

The EEA includes the EU Member States plus three countries which are not in the EU: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The EEA essentially extends the EU single market to those three non-EU countries. Membership of the EEA has been suggested as a possible option for the UK after Brexit. The Government has ruled this out, however.

Those in favour of the EEA option argue that continued membership of the single market would bring economic benefits as a result of favourable access to the EU market. However, EEA membership also involves a range of obligations including free movement of…

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