Synopses & Reviews
In this new, expanded paperback edition of The Trouble with Europe, Roger Bootle
Examines the impact of UKIP and the escalation of the EUs importance in British politics in debates over immigration as well as the wider economic issues.
Unpicks the debate over the free movement of labour enshrined in the treaty of Rome.
Examines ramifications of the Scottish Independence referendum on political institutions at all levels both within the UK and EU. Will the UK soon become a federation, and would that light the way to a federal Europe?
Analyses the continuing plight of the Euro, the spectre of deflation in the EU, and the outcome of the ECBs QE (quantitative easing) programme.
'On the big calls [Bootle] has a spectacularly good record
This will be the essential vade mecum if and when a referendum campaign takes place
. I recommend our diplomats and ministers read this book: it will provide them with an intellectual backbone.
The Sunday Times
Bootle is right on every count Larry Elliott, Guardian
Updated and expanded, this critically acclaimed book includes new material on policies to avert catastrophe in euro-zone and mass migration.
The EU needs fundamental reform: it has not delivered the prosperity and growth it promised; the euro has turned out to be part of the problem rather than the solution; the EUs share of world GDP is set to fall sharply. Moreover, no one is clear what the EU is for, or how ever closer union can be matched with expanding borders and huge disparities of income and culture. The EU is the most important thing that stands between Europe and success. Cut down to size, renationalized, and democratically controlled, the EU could prosper. But there are serious political barriers to this and also real alternatives. Leaving the EU would not be risk-free, but BREXIT is a viable option for the UK. This updated and expanded edition of Roger Bootle s critically acclaimed book includes new material on federal union, policies to avert catastrophe in the Eurozone (including the Greek situation) and mass migration. It s time to raise the level of debate, examine the options, and tackle the trouble with Europe.