On 23 June 2016, against all forecasts, Britain voted to leave the EU. Drawing on his experiences at the heart of the campaign, Daniel Hannan disects the result and our reaction. He outlines why Vote Leave won, exploring what people were voting for and what they weren’t. He looks at the immediate aftermath – how it differs from what people expected and what it says about where to go next.
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A timely, ambitious and vivid history of a most extraordinary notion: FREEDOM – the idea that the state is the servant, and not the master, of the individual – and how it happens to be a uniquely British invention as well as the key to the success of the English-speaking peoples.
The European project is in collapse. Far from bringing prosperity and peace, the euro has catalysed an economic crisis and stirred up national antagonisms. We can now see clearly that the intellectual basis of European integration was false. Here is an alternative vision, adumbrated from first principles: a statement of the case for national self-determination and parliamentary supremacy. Daniel Hannan is a committed European. He speaks French and Spanish, has lived and worked all over Europe, and has served in the European Parliament since 1999. He believes that the EU is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free. It is time to rediscover the virtues that raised Europe to greatness: diversity, pluralism, personal freedom, national independence and parliamentary democracy.
Britain is heading in the wrong direction. Here is a plan to put the country on the right path. Written by an MP and an MEP, The Plan offers an analysis of why people are sick and tired of politicians, and what can be done about it. Carswell and Hannan set out, in detail, the steps that a new government needs to take to shift power back from Brussels to Westminster, from Whitehall to town halls, from the state to the citizen. The Plan sets out a 12 month programme to: Clean up Westminster ; Devolve power to the lowest practicable level ; Make public services work for the people who use them ; Bring foreign and domestic policy back in line with public opinion ; Replace the quango state with genuine democracy; Refresh our political system through localism and the use of referendums.
Daniel Hannan calls on Americans to avoid Europe's future. He traces the common roots of British and American liberty, and describes how both countries are losing their inheritance as government crowds out the private sphere. He calls for a renewed commitment to the Anglosphere: the alliance of free, English-speaking nations which has preserved freedom in our time.
In World War II, American soldiers went overseas to rescue England from the Nazi menace. Now, with America threatened from within by the specter of social democracy, British politician Daniel Hannan returns the favor. The New Road to Serfdom is a must-read rallying cry for Tea Party activists, fans of Mark Levin’s Tyranny and Liberty, and anyone who has seen Hannan’s hard-hitting interviews with Hannity & Colmes, Neil Cavuto, and Glenn Beck. A former president of the Oxford Conservative Association, and a member of the EU Parliament, Hannan has the insight and experience to help America recapture its distinctive ideals and avoid turning into a socialist state.