The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU isn't Working, How it Can be Reformed, What Could Take its Place
'This is a credible plan for life outside Europe and deserves to be widely read' The Week - Business Books of the Year
FULLY REVISED EDITION FOR THE 2016 UK EU REFERENDUM
The EU hasn't delivered the prosperity and growth it promised; the euro has turned out to be a disaster; and the EU's share of world GDP is set to fall sharply.
Moreover, no one is clear what the EU is for, or how 'ever closer union' can be matched with expanding borders and huge disparities of income and culture. The EU is the most important thing that stands between Europe and success.
Outside the EU, the UK could thrive, shorn of the EU's regulatory burden and free to develop close trading links with everyone - a truly global Britain. Moreover, BREXIT could provide the spur for the EU either to reform or break up. The UK can lead the way to a better Europe.
This updated and expanded Third edition of Roger Bootle's critically acclaimed book includes further material on European reform, mass migration and a major new chapter on the UK referendum and its consequences.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vguy - LibraryThing
Rare that a book changes your mind. Perhaps that's going too far: it has consolidated an intuition that I suppose i've had for a long time, that the European Union is bad news, not just for Britain ... Read full review