A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe Hardcover – 3 Aug 2012
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About the Author
Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. He was educated at Marlborough and Oriel College, Oxford. He has written seven books on European policy, including THE EURO: BAD FOR BUSINESS, A GUIDE TO THE AMSTERDAM TREATY, THE CASE FOR EFTA and THE CHALLENGE OF THE EAST. He is also the author of THE PLANT: TWELVE MONTHS TO RENEW BRITAIN. Daniel writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph, and has also contributed to several other publications including The Wall Street Journal, the German daily Die Welt, the Swiss weekly Weltwoche, The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Catholic Herald, Freedom Today, the Brussels Journal and The Spectator. He speaks French and Spanish. Daniel is married with two little girls, and lives in London. He blogs every day at www.hannan.co.uk
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This book is excellently researched, truthfully representing the privileges the EU elite accord themselves (e.g. revealing that EU officials are exempt from paying national taxation) and presented in a way that is easy to grasp.
Daniel Hannan reveals how the EU manages to keep so many people and organisations on-side; funding an ever-widening client state (paid for with our taxes). Sports clubs, charities, big land-owners, corporations, contractors, municipalities and others, are all dependant on EU largesse and so unlikely to bite the hand that finances them.
He explains how the EU is a parody of a democracy, installing a powerless Parliament to placate the masses while the unelected EU Commission holds the real power.
Mr Hannan writes in an engaging style, easy on the brain. This is just as well as learning the true scale of EU corruption is inclined to heat it up.
The Euro is doomed, says he, and the sooner the better. Quite right too.
Give this book to your Europhile friends this Christmas. That'll learn 'em.
The book is nicely produced too (printed in Germany!); I only noticed two small typos.
This should be read by the Euro-fanatics in Whitehall and the BBC, but I don't suppose it will be. The rest of us can enjoy a really effective polemic.
Hannan's "A doomed marriage" pursues Wiston Smith's intended meaning; ie: a book that clearly sets out truths you have already reasoned from the evidence. This small book - or long essay, if you will - explains the case not simply from an uninformed critic's viewpoint, but from that of someone who has worked for many years within the European political hierarchy. In short; it's written by an inner-party member, and not some renegade exile. So far as "1984" is concerned; these are the words of O'Brien himself.
And what we read is what most Euro-sceptics like me have already suspected for years, but lacked the absolute stated confirmation. In cold dispassionate prose, Hannan explains how - from its very outset - the British and European peoples were hoodwinked into believing that the EU was simply an economic alliance and not the fully-integrated superstate that was its creators master-plan. He describes how the forever-damnable Edward Heath knew this himself, but procured our entry by the most servile surrender of assets and craven dishonesty toward those who elected him to serve their best interests.Read more ›
Fortunes down the tubes for some idiots vision.
Well written. Succinct. All everyone needs to know.... and to vote on!
When a referendum goes the wrong way as happened in Denmark in 1992 or Ireland in 2001 and 2008 they ignore the result, and demand a new vote under new electoral rules. When the Czech President Vaclav Klaus decided to withhold signing a treaty, he was threatened with impeachment.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read. I thoroughly recommend this book to all ahead of the Referendum, but beware, it turned me from a strong supporter of the EU into a definite 100% anti-EU voter.Published 4 months ago by Pierre Lumsden
I dare anyone to vote to remain in after reading this short book - it should be put through everyone's letterbox to counteract that ludicrous leaflet!Published 4 months ago by Mr. Charles R. Day
sensible and objective.
the arguments make even more sense because this fella loses his job
if UK ops out.
A thoroughly clear, critical and comprehensive analysis of the main arguments against Britain's marriage with the EU. Read morePublished 13 months ago by T. Bell
At 110 pages, this slim volume does a very good job of highlighting the main points. Mr Hannan, a Conservative MP who has long spoken against British membership of the EU, makes a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by T. D. Welsh
We were not told those many years ago, that the EU was more than a trading partner. read this and be educatedPublished on 10 July 2014 by Dennis Aynsley
this is an excellent survey of EU from all angles and it provides solid evidence and sound arguments for the radical reformation (or scrapping) of the existing organisation.Published on 26 April 2014 by Graham Cooper