Daniel Hannan has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. His speech against Gordon Brown in 2010 is the most watched political video in Britain ever. He blogs regularly at www.hannan.co.uk.
'Switherers should read Hannan's polemic to help them make up their minds. Determined Brexiters at risk of anyone thinking their opinion matters should read it to help them next time their dinner party turns into a debate. And those planning to vote Remain? They should have it so that, if they win, they can take it down from their shelves in about ten years' time to help them figure out just what went wrong' The Spectator. 'An easy read and well argued' The Sunday Times. 'The best book on the subject of the big decision Britons have to face on June 23' (5 stars) Weekend Sport. 'By far the best book setting out all European issues in topical form' Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph. 'The case against the EU should be made in positive, optimistic and internationalist terms. Daniel Hannan has done us a favour by making the democratic and economic case for independence. If you're undecided, this book might surprise you' Helena Morrissey. 'When it comes to the EU Dan Hannan has forgotten more than most people ever knew. He knows it from the inside, deep inside. He knows the venality, the incompetence, the bloated budgets and salaries, the many failures cynically covered up. He knows the staggering sums dragged from the pockets of the British taxpayer and the miserable return we get from them. The Brussels-worshipping brigade would be very wise not even to try to contest the points he makes in this book. For the rest of us it's an eye-opener' Frederick Forsyth. 'The perfect book for someone who wants to hear a calm, clear set of reasons for leaving the EU' Baroness Jones. 'I defy anyone who is undecided on the EU to read this book and not be a convinced Leaver. The case against EU membership is not Left-wing or Right-wing: it's democratic. Daniel Hannan shows how bright the UK's future will be once we leave behind the corporatist racket in Brussels' Kate Hoey. 'A "must read" for anyone who is surprised that so many of us now want to leave the EU' Lord Owen. 'Before voting in this historic referendum you should read this brilliant book. If you've decided to vote Leave this will enthuse you, if you're not yet sure, it will convince you' Michael Gove. 'This powerful, intelligent, hard-hitting, well-written and - considering the subject matter - mercifully short book is absolutely required reading for every Briton who is considering voting on 23 June, whichever side they presently think they support' Professor Andrew Roberts. 'Confused about the EU referendum? In the dark about which way to vote? Daniel Hannan's invaluable vade mecum will illuminate the whole question, showing why voting to leave is a leap back into the light' Boris Johnson.