Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Britain's place in the European Union is increasingly being called into question as the 40th anniversary of membership approaches in 2013. Pressure is building for a referendum to decide whether to stay in or leave. But clear and reliable information has been hard to find on both sides of the debate. This book puts that right. It shows how much the EU really costs, charts Britain's declining influence and reveals the plans for more Europe being discussed in Brussels. It cuts through the hysteria on both sides of the argument to analyse the alternatives available for business, consumers and diplomats. The central issue of trade, cited by David Cameron as a key reason for continued EU membership, is tackled head-on. The book also explores what leaving the European club would mean for jobs, travel, security and the British way of life. Is now the time to say Au Revoir, Europe ? I wanted to believe in Europe, David Charter said. But when you are constantly told there is no alternative, the questions start. This book provides the answers.