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The Last Days of Britain
The Final Betrayal
by Lindsay Jenkins.
Few in Britain today, even at the highest levels, realise just how much power has already been forfeited to the EU. This book illustrates what power has gone and what little is left and explores the decades of dishonesty as British independence has been shamefully handed over to a multinational establishment with growing features of independent nationhood.
[eurofacts (Vol 6 No 14) – 4th May 2001]
As Norman Lamont says in his foreword: “The Last Days of Britain: The Final Betrayal is a dramatic title for a book. Is it overdone and over dramatic? I don’t think so…. Lindsay Jenkins is no shrill Europhobe, but a cautious, highly intelligent critic of what is currently happening in Europe. She cuts through much of the verbiage to expose its real nature.”
Indeed she does. Anyone who doubts that the purpose of the EU is to create a single European state should read this book. The author’s method is to let EU politicians and officials speak for themselves. In hundreds of short extracts from speeches, interviews, official statements, select committee reports and the EU treaties themselves, the builders of the single European state set out precisely what the destination is and how they are taking us to it. To complete the picture, quotes from American and other non-EU spectators leave no room for doubt about what is going on.
“Europe” is a notoriously indigestible topic, but Lindsay Jenkins and the book’s designer, Alice Leach, use the full repertoire of graphic design to highlight key issues, impart nuggets of fact and convey information in the most user-friendly way possible. There are graphs, pie charts, bar charts, depictions of mercury thermometers (showing just how much British self- government has already gone in eleven major policy areas), and, on most pages, in inserts or “boxes”, short paragraphs and “bullet points” summarising key points.
The subject matter is far-ranging: there are chapters for example on the EU police force (just round the corner), the EU Army that Messrs. Blair and Cook insist on pretending is no such thing, taxation, fishing and much else. All chapters are carefully researched and the sources identified; and all display the mastery of the subject that the author has acquired through a decade of intense work in this field. (She won her spurs with Britain Held Hostage, first published in 1997).
She is particularly good on defence, as befits her background; on Brussels’ ongoing progress in wrestling control of tax policy away from the member states (a prelude to collecting tax directly from EU taxpayers themselves); and on the sinister EU police force, Europol, and its complement, the EU Corpus Juris, for which Eurojust, agreed at Nice last December, is the Trojan horse.
The picture that she builds up, block by block, is as incontrovertible as it is frightening. These really are the last days of Britain, unless something is done about before it’s too late.
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