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The Lowdown: The EU - Should We Stay or Should We Go? Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 208 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Content Limited (6 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EX6675O
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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Clear, concise, informative, comprehensive and funny! Thank you for this one and only reader friendly guide to understanding the EU. I would recommend all MPs and MEPs take time to read. They may find themselves less confused!
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This short book was crazy to read & digest. Informative and hilarious in parts (Mr & Mrs MEP) it goes a long way in explaining what the EU is how it's run and why. Shocking and informative it helped me understand it better than any politician could ever hope to. Before the referendum everyone should have read this. Well done Mr Kent.
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The whole purpose of this book is to provide an informative, accessible presentation of the facts about the EU - the pros and cons. So criticizing it for not coming down on one side or the other (as a previous reviewer has done) is rather pointless because it's not meant to, and the writer actually says so more than once.

But if you confine your attention to what it IS meant to do, I don't think you could better it. It's full of information, but it isn't boring. As such, it's absolutely unique, at least in my experience, and the reason I bought it is precisely BECAUSE it's short and concise. In the recent EU elections, prejudice and misinformation poured out of both pro- and anti- politicians and their stooges in the media. By way of contrast, this book tells it straight with no spin, and as such, I think everyone with even the remotest interest in real democracy should read it. Or, indeed, anyone who doesn't like being told what to think.
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I don't quite know what to make of this book. As the title says, is supposed to be a debate about whether we should stay or go from the EU but it never really sets up the arguments. One drawback for me was the rather crude language that occurred from time to time. There was no swearing but a few off comments gave me the impression that it might have been written in the pub after a few too many pints. There was some really useful stuff about the administration of the EU and its history but over all I would not rely on this work to help with my homework. There was no real conclusion drawn and I came away not much wiser than when I started. It is a short work neither serious enough or funny enough to count for a lot.
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In this book, however, the author dismisses issue of sovereignty in about a sentence (Tocqueville would turn in his grave).

In other words, he knows a lot about the topic an decided not to tell the reader, which blows the hole book out of the water.

Shame :-(

PS/ The author has also written about Montesquieu, a Frenchman who, for example, identified 'Despotism by bureaucracy' and other interesting issues, such as rule by centralised remote strangers .
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