The Great Deception: The Secret History of the European Union Hardcover – 13 Nov 2003
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But it shows the depths of deception practiced on the British people from the start of our involvement with the European "project"; deception which still continues to this day.
It explains why so few people in the UK know much about the EU, and why our political class is keen that they should go on knowing so little.
Because the truth about the EU, and the truth about how our politicans have behaved over the last fifty years is far from pleasant.
The book's most important theme is that the European Union has been from its inception, a politically motivated project aimed at integration. Europe has been a construction of remote, idealist technocrats, aware that their project could only succeed by deception since the people would not accept the gradual elimination of the nation state. As a necessity this creation was profoundly and irreversibly undemocratic and even corruption has not been allowed to obstruct progress towards uniting Europe. The European Commission has acted as a successful engine of integration using every crisis as an excuse to advance integration from a purely trading area to introducing a single currency, common foreign policy and defence, and harmonised criminal justice. The extent of collusion by British politicians is amazing. Not only have they failed to protect Britain's interests, but have often deceived the people as to the effect of their decisions. Thus "The Great Deception" is scathing when it finds examples of one of them deliberately and blatantly lying.
A major contribution comes from the book's description of the real damage which has been done to Britain by the otherwise academic "loss of sovereignty".Read more ›
This is an intriguing, maddening, and a highly revealing account of how this now gigantic organisation has virtually rendered the UK parliament impotent to the diktats and whims of an unelected elite. What is most absorbing is the account of how successive UK governments have deceived and sold out it's electorate without themselves having a real clue as to how to play Britain's hand in the EU. Excellent work.
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