In this incisive, clear-sighted and persuasive essay, Daniel Hannan unravels the history of the European Union and why it continues to fail. He demonstrates through insider experience that the EU is undemocratic, self-interested, and exports its ideology even when it is not in the best interests of the member countries. Hannan argues that far from being 'too small to survive', Britain, the fifth largest economy in the world, will be in a far stronger position if she leaves the EU. Hannan portrays a future for Britain in which - free of the deadening constraints of EU membership - will be free to negotiate her own trade terms, and become one of the most successful nations in the world.
Daniel Hannan has been Conservative MEP for the South East of England since 1999, and is Secretary-General of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists. He speaks French and Spanish, and loves Europe but believes the EU is making its member countries poorer, less democratic and less free.
INTRODUCTION 1 The Official History 2 The Case for Nationalism 3 Why the EU Can't be Democratic 4 Falling for the Euro 5 The Tyranny of the Status Quo 6 Our Own Dream and Our Own Task 7 And We Have Not Spoken Yet CONCLUSION