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The Trouble with Europe

Why the EU isn't Working, How it Can be Reformed, How Brexit Could Change Europe

By Roger Bootle

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Fully REVISED, UPDATED and EXPANDED edition of Roger Bootle's essential text published in the run-up to the 2016 EU Referendum
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  • ISBN: 9781857886559
  • Publication date: 18 Apr 2016
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
I recommend our diplomats and ministers read this book: it will provide them with an intellectual backbone. — Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times
Maps out a fresh start for UK-EU relations. — Financial Times
This is a credible plan for life outside Europe and deserves to be widely read. — The Week – Business Books of the Year
Engaging and absorbing, here is an eye-opening book that will inspire you to think through the issues clearly - with- out starting a saloon-bar brawl. — The Daily Telegraph
Bootle is right on every count. — Larry Elliott, The Guardian
Roger Bootle perceptively analyses what is wrong with the European Union as presently constituted, both politically and economically; and how we can most sensibly conduct ourselves outside the EU. — Rt. Hon. Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Here it is - a book for every faint-heart who thinks this country could never prosper outside the European Union — Boris Johnson
Brilliant, albeit radical solutions. One of the most thoughtful accounts that I have yet read about the European question. — Independent on Sunday
Roger Bootle's well-informed and rigorously-argued book brutally exposes the problems besetting Europe. — David Marsh, co-chairman of OMFIF, and author of Europe’s Deadlock
As I have come to expect from Roger Bootle, he gets to the heart of the matter with crystal-clear analysis and punchy comment. It's the best book yet on the European Union's dysfunctionality. — Jeff Randall, Sky News business presenter
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Authors:
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Authors:
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Authors:
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Authors:
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