brexit architect and Member of the EUropean parliament
The European Union
Britain and trade
Daniel Hannan is an author, journalist, and Member of the European Parliament who was a founder and key figure in the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Once described by the Financial Times as ‘the thinking man’s Eurosceptic’, Daniel sees Brexit as a means to galvanise not only the UK economy, but the world’s trading system at large. His latest book, What Next: How to get the Best from Brexit (2016), outlines his vision of a successful, dynamic, and fair post-Brexit Britain and just what Britain, the EU, and businesses need to do to bring it about.
A prolific writer, Daniel’s other books include the New York Times bestseller Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World (2013), and the Sunday Times bestseller Why Vote Leave (2016). He also writes regular columns for the Washington Examiner, The Sunday Telegraph, and the International Business Times, and contributes articles to The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal.
Daniel is the founding President for the Initiative for Free Trade, a think-tank which argues the moral case for free-trade, emphasising the ability of open commerce to alleviate poverty, resolve conflicts, and expand the scope of social justice.
Daniel has been arguing the case for Britain’s exit from the European Union as an MEP for nearly 20 years, and few make the case for Brexit with as much passion, experience, or eloquence.