As the EU Superstate marches ever onwards, the Danish, French, Dutch and Irish ‘no’ votes become distant memories and the June 2009 EU elections approach, it’s time for people across Europe to look at what really goes on in Brussels in our name.
The tax burden of the EU and its cost to the economy through high food prices and extra regulation is estimated at over £800bn year – an incredible £2,000 for each man, woman and child in Europe.
So what do we get for our money? Politicians and administrators who represent the interests of their voters and who selflessly work to bring us efficient government and well-targeted regulations promoting economic prosperity, a safe and free society, a well-protected environment and help for people in poorer Third World countries?
Or are voters’ wishes being repeatedly ignored? And is our money being siphoned away by a self-serving euro-elite of greedy politicians and unaccountable bureaucrats to be wasted in a feeding frenzy of fraud and corruption where a few lucky insiders become unimaginably rich at our expense? And is the tsunami of regulation pouring out of Brussels actually strangling our industry, destroying our jobs, restricting our freedom, desecrating our environment and further impoverishing the Third World poor?
Using their extensive network of insider sources in the European Commission, who have promised to talk to us off-record, and the extensive resources of The Taxpayers’ Alliance, the authors of The Great European Rip-Off smash through the Brussels secrecy and disinformation to reveal what our European rulers are really getting up to. This is a horrifying inside story of how a unique opportunity to build a peaceful democracy in Europe has descended into a stinking undemocratic swamp of bureaucracy, kleptocracy and hypocrisy that is causing almost unimaginable damage to all our lives.
For over 20 years, David Craig has worked for and competed against some of the world's best and worst management consultancies. He has sold consulting in 15 countries in Europe, US and Asia to almost 100 organizations, including Disney, Mobil, Dupont, Roche, Air France, Eurotunnel, The NHS, CapGemini, Unilever and many others. He is the author of four other books on management and organizations
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