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The In/Out Question
The In/Out Question
by Hugo Dixon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone interested in the future of the UK or Europe, 16 May 2014
This review is from: The In/Out Question (Paperback)
Finally, the pro-Europe movement in the UK has been given a strong voice!

Before the publication of “The In/Out Question”, the anti-Europe voice was far more prevalent in discussions and writing about the UK’s membership of the EU. In his book, Mr Dixon has provided the most comprehensive (and convincing) reasoning to date why the UK ought to vote to stay in the EU in the event of a referendum.

The timing of this book could not have been better, just prior to the May 25th European Parliament elections in which the far-right, anti-Europe UKIP party is slated to perform strongly. The European Parliament elections have brought the UK’s referendum on EU membership into focus, and this topic promises to only become more prevalent as the referendum (slated to be held by 2017 if Prime Minister Cameron gets his druthers) gets closer.

The content of this book is just as good as the timing. Mr Dixon writes in a style that speaks to experts on the topic of the UK’s EU membership and newcomers alike. He is not ideological about the issue, readily admitting that the EU is imperfect and that the UK probably would not dramatically collapse into rubble if it were to choose to leave.

Still, Mr Dixon believes the UK should choose to remain in the EU. His argument is reasonably simple:
1. The UK benefits from EU membership
2. The UK stands to benefit even more from EU membership given potential reforms
3. The alternatives to EU membership are all worse for the UK

Mr Dixon weaves in political, social, economic, cultural and financial analysis to make these points, all expressed in an easily digestible journalistic style. “The In/Out Question” is an absolute must-read.

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