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Never give up: Lord Pearson

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Lord Pearson of Rannoch

Lord Pearson is a businessman who likes facts since it is on facts that a business thrives. The Chairman of PWS, one of the world’s leading specialist reinsurance brokers, he believes that the facts of the European Union point to the demise of British freedom and prosperity.

In 1997 he and Lords Harris and Swindon had established the geo-political think tank Global Britain to investigate and analyse Britain's role in the wider world and the impact of the European Union on Britain. Global Britain finds that the EU's negative effect is palpable in justice, economic prosperity, freedom, and, the one place it might have been expected to do some good, the environment.

in 2003 Lord Pearson introduced a Bill in the House of Lords that would require, as he put it, "the Government to set up an independent inquiry into what life might really be like outside the European Union, especially for our economy, defence and constitution. It requires the result to be made public, together with the financial cost of our membership of the EU." To read extracts from the House debate >

The Bill did not pass the House. Recently Lord Pearson reintroduced the Bill. Recall that William Wilberforce introduced a bill to abolish the slave trade many times before he succeeded.

Thanks to Helen Szamuely of EU Referendum for alerting us to Lord Pearson's bill. Other 21st century Brits fighting for liberty are here >

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