Bookmark of Spalding has chosen The Trouble with Europe, by Roger Bootle, as its book of the week.
Europe is always at the centre of election debates and if you want to understand more about the EU, how it could be improved and the potential consequences for Britain of leaving the EU, then our Book of the Week is for you.
Roger Bootle, winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize, will guide you through all this and more in The Trouble with Europe.
Roger Bootle argues that the EU hasn’t delivered the prosperity and growth it promised; the euro has turned out to be part of the problem rather than the solution; no one knows how ‘ever closer union’ can be matched with expanding borders and disparity in income and culture: the EU needs fundamental reform.
Cut down to size, re-nationalised, and democratically controlled, the EU could prosper. But there are serious political barriers to this – and also real alternatives.
Roger Bootle thinks it’s time to raise the level of debate, examine the options, and tackle the trouble with Europe.
The RRP for The Trouble with Europe is £9.99 but there is a 20 per cent discount with the voucher contained in the Spalding Guardian of April 23.