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.