Great Deception: The True Story of Britain and the European Union

October 19, 2021|
Great Deception: The True Story of Britain and the European Union by Christopher Booker
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Christopher Booker's classic story of the European Union's "Great Deception," now updated with new material.

Now published with a new preface explaining why The Great Deception is of the utmost importance today as it was when it was first published and to coincide with Great Britain's EU referendum in 2016, this book suggests that the United States of Europe and its edict of 'ever closer union' have been based on a colossal confidence trick.

This book tells for the first time the inside story of the most audacious political project of modern times: the plan to unite Europe under a single 'supranational' government. From the 1920s, when the blueprint for the European Union was first conceived by a British civil servant, this meticulously documented account takes the story right up to the moves to give Europe a political constitution, already planned 60 years ago to be the 'crowning dream' of the whole project.

The book shows how the gradual assembling of a European government has amounted to a 'slow motion coup d'etat', based on a strategy of deliberate deception, into which Britain's leaders, Macmillan and Heath, were consciously drawn. Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, scarcely an episode of the story does not emerge in startling new light, from the real reasons why de Gaulle kept Britain out in the 1960s to the fall of Mrs Thatcher. The book chillingly shows how Britain's politicians, not least Tony Blair, were consistently outplayed in a game the rules of which they never understood. But it ends by asking whether, from the euro to enlargement, the 'project' has now overreached itself, as a gamble doomed to fail.

Christopher Booker was a celebrated journalist and author. He was a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph from 1990 to 2019 and his bestselling books include The Seven Basic Plots, The Real Global Warming Disaster, The Great Deception and Scared to Death. He was the founding editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye. He died in 2019.Ri...
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Title:Great Deception: The True Story of Britain and the European Union
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:656 pages
Published:October 19, 2021
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781472984654

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