Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive?

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A new edition of Continuum's best selling book revised and amended to address all the issues of the forthcoming Referendum and the publication of the new EU Constitution. The first edition of "The Great Deception" was one of Continuum's biggest selling books. It told the true story of the origins and history of the European Union- revealing all the deception and skulduggery involved. Now with the publication of the new European Constitution, Christopher Booker and Richard North have condensed some of the early history in order to make space for an examination of the new European Constitution and to argue that in it are all the tricks and traps at the heart of this European Idea and the disastrous consequences.

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As a noted commentator on the political, social and psychological history of our time, Christopher Booker has in recent years, through his weekly Sunday Telegraph column, become the most conspicuous 'global warming sceptic' in the British press. He has based his view on exhaustive research into the scientific evidence for and against the theory of 'man-made climate change'.

His professional interest in this issue grew out of research for his previous book Scared To Death, co-written with Dr Richard North, a study of the 'scare phenomenon' which has been such a prominent feature of Western life in recent decades. Booker's other recent books have included The Seven Basic Plots, a best-selling analysis of why we tell stories which has established itself as a standard text (also published by Continuum). He has been an author and journalist for nearly 50 years, and was the founding editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye. Richard North is a political analyst who has been a research director in the European Parliament and was formerly a nationally-known consultant on public health and food safety. He has co-authored several books with Christopher Booker.

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'a wonderful book. It should be read by anyone of any influence in the country'. Sir John Keegan

'a splendid work which fills a notable gap in the literature of the sad tale of our relationship with our continental neighbours it is also beautifully written.' (Sir Oliver Wright, formerly HM Ambassador to Washington and Bonn)

'tour de force, a fascinating forensic history of the seen and unseen forces which have brought us to the present point.' Rodney Leach, The Spectator

'a mine of information and a reference work in itself'. Lord Rees-Mogg

'...a terrific read, and quite chilling.' Ruth Lea, Director of Centre for Policy Studies

'a remarkable piece of work, surely the best and most readable book on the EU so far written'. Dr.Richard Vaughan, formerly Professor of History at Leyden and author of Post-War Integration in Europe and Twentieth Century Europe: Paths To Unity

'I have been reading The Great Deception every night for the past week, and am so enthused and inspired by its detail and throughness...Not just a must read but a truly monumental achievement'. Bill Jamieson, executive editor The Scotsman

'a superb history of the EU and of Britain's relationship with it. Every MP, every senior civil servant, every journalist with any claim to understanding the current state of the country, should read it. Yet it has barely been reviewed. A tome about, say, homosexual monks in Croatia would have got more attention from the closed minds of the books editors of most of our major newspapers. I urge you to put this right. Besiege booksellers. Ask any politician who pronounces on this subject if they have read it. If they haven't, they don't know what they are talking about'. Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday

Article by Christopher Booker plugging the book in Sunday Telegraph.

'...an excellent account of the EU's development and its attempt to build a superstate from the 1930s up to June this year when the EU Constitution was rejected by France and Holland.' (Terry Stokes Northants Evening Telegraph)

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