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Castle of Lies: Why Britain Must Get Out of Europe [Paperback]

Christopher Booker , Richard North , Caroline Holden
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10 April 1997
The authors of this text argue that Britain's membership of the European Union is turning out to be a catastrophe on a far greater scale than our politicians or media have been prepared to recognize. The once admirable dream of a united Europe has in practice been hijacked by a bureaucratic monster. The book suggests that as Brussels-style regulations reach ever further into every area of British life, nothing is spared - the London double-decker bus, Britain's air safety rules, even the British oak tree, while industry is threatened with confusion and chaos. But the authors argue that behind this lies an even greater disaster, suggesting that Britain's politicians have been reduced to helpless puppets by a form of government which is entirely new. The country, according to this book, has passed under the rule of a political system which is no longer in any meaningful sense democratic, where much of the law takes the form of edicts issued by officials in Brussels or Whitehall without any political control. The authors have spent two years examining the "Euro-system". Economically, politically and psychologically, they argue, it is now inflicting so much damage on Britain that the only course is to leave the EU.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd; 2nd edition edition (10 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715626930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715626931
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Bureaucracy in control (out of control) 31 May 2001
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The dedicated research put in by Booker and North rewards us with a gripping account of how European and British officialdom can now impose laws and regulations without the involvement of elected bodies. I could not put this book down but it is not for those who want to read for pleasure. This book will introduce you to a science-fiction world where the common people are in thrall to a bureaucracy which hides its power behind a charade of democracy - but it is nt fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Shocking History of Euro-Domination 29 Jan 2001
By JD73
This is a shocking account of Euro-domination from Brussels, and the incompetence of The British Government in implementing EC Directives. Everyone should read this; it explodes the Euro-Hype. Be warned, it makes startling, and upsetting, reading. The sooner we leave the EC. the better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brave New World Superstate 17 Nov 2009
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We need an updated edition of this book.
It is unbelievable that although this edition was published in 1997 the content of the is relevant today. What a masterpiece of inside knowledge this is and what a future to look forward to now that the Lisbon Treaty has been accepted by our political elite without our blessing.
Brave New World and 1984 two books that sum up just what we are heading for and the irony is that we voted for it in 1975. The EU just like a Communist state, you vote for it once and that's the last vote you ever get.
Get used to the coming police state my friends, you voted for it, now suffer the consequences.
David Cameron's "Cast Iron Guarantee" of a referendun on the Lisbon Treaty has been kicked into touch six months BEFORE his election victory. Has David been promised the next Prime Minister's job already?
I wonder who is pulling HIS strings behind the scenes and just WHO are his financial backers?
Strange old world that we live in.
You have been warned.......
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The E.U. elites work to reduce national sovereignty to local council level and is a stealth operation which hides its true intentions. This book exposes these aims and should be read by all.
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2.0 out of 5 stars You choose to read what you want to read. 17 July 2004
Anyone familiar with Booker and North's columns in the Telegraph newspaper titles will know what to expect from this book.
The amount of research that the pair have done for this book is amazing, and I do not envy one bit the task of trawling through the endless heap of European directives, but sadly this attention to detail makes it rather heavy going. Even as a Politics undergraduate I struggled to finish the book, and as someone naturally suspicious of the EU I found myself put off by the tone of the text. It is quite simply too heavily biased - we are never in doubt as to where Booker and North stand on the Euro spectrum, but I see little need to hammer the point home so fervently - in parts you might think you were reading something in the school of Michael Moore.
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