The European project is in collapse. Far from bringing prosperity and peace, the euro has catalysed an economic crisis and stirred up national antagonisms. We can now see clearly that the intellectual basis of European integration was false. Here is an alternative vision, adumbrated from first principles: a statement of the case for national self-determination and parliamentary supremacy. Daniel Hannan is a committed European. He speaks French and Spanish, has lived and worked all over Europe, and has served in the European Parliament since 1999. He believes that the EU is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free. It is time to rediscover the virtues that raised Europe to greatness: diversity, pluralism, personal freedom, national independence and parliamentary democracy.
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