“If still in doubt this book makes it perfectly clear that the EU of today is a pipe dream and that taxpayer money could be much better spent elsewhere.” Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners, author, entrepreneur
How has it been possible to brand those voters as ‘EU sceptics’ who want a European project which focuses on the Common Market, a vision in line both with the original intentions of the European project and the views of the voters?
How has it also been possible, until recently, to largely ignore the grumblings of the people despite democratic systems in all EU member states?
Why have so few leading public servants – supposedly the guardians of both national interests and taxpayers’ money – put up so little resistance to the EU federalist agenda?
How can the same people responsible for the flagrant mismanagement of the euro project remain in charge of EU economic policies?
Why, really, is the immigration issue so toxic?
Why is it so hard to find prominent European academics and Brussels correspondents who raise serious EU objections despite also claiming to offer critical analysis?
Why is the EU debate so emotional despite decent and intelligent people on both sides of the political divide?
Mark Brolin answers these issues by applying a realist approach. He takes a longer look at the history and politics of Europe to point out that romantic political ideas have never ended in romantic outcomes.