Programme However this edge has also been achieved using the free movement of labour across Europe into the UK university sector If we are to control immigration a core principle of the Brexiteers that the author advocates then surely it will diminish the advantage that British universities have in assembling leading research teams A honest appraisal would say that we would be prepared to lose that edge in return for gaining control of our borders Mr Hannan doesn t make that case He reckons that we can have our cake and eat it I reckon that it is pie in the skyI became aware of the weakness of the book when the author praised Mark reckless as a deep thinker Mr Reckless may be many things but deep thinker doesn t spring to mind He is noted for having deserted the Tories for UKIP in England and the deserting UKIP for the Tories in Wales I m afraid that these may be the parts of the book that the author would like to edit out should it go to a second editionThe author is a good writer He is as good in the written word as he is with the spoken word Much of what he says is nonsense because the premises by which he views the world are flawed His description of the world of business is a little alien to someone who has been in business for most of his working life Mr Hannan could be greatly improved by being forced to hold an actual job rather than inhabiting the academia think tank politics bubble He seems to have been part of the chumocracy for too longI was disappointed by the book I was hoping for a view of the world outside of the EU that I could sign up for I wasn t attracted to the world described by this book because it s not a world that I recognise It is also a world which the electorate on numerous occasions have rejected There is one item of solace When we do leave the EU Mr Hannan and MEP will lose his sinecure Perhaps then he may be improved. Ackle the threats to democracy of corporatism and lobbying What Next is Hannan’s blueprint for a successful Brexit A Brexit that addresses the concerns of the 48% who voted Remain as well as of the 52% who voted Leave a Brexit that revitalizes British democracy and a Brexit that will be mutually beneficial for both Britain and Europ.
Y have offered no vision of what Britain would look like outside of the EU and no real plan of how to get there This criticism is what the book is all about It is probably best to show one s hand at the start In the Referendum 52% voted to leave and 48% voted to remain I voted to remain The current state of opinion is now somewhat different The remainers have now fallen to 21% the Brexiteers have fallen to 44% some may have changed their minds and 25% take the view that although we have collectively made a mistake we have made a decision and the government should implement it I am in the 25%We have decided to leave the EU What comes next In many respects the criticism of the Brexiteers was right We now what we don t want but we have been slow to say what we do want Mr Hannan is attempting to answer the uestion of what comes next in this book He details a Britain that remains connected with Europe through trade free trade at that but also becomes connected with a wider world through exactly the same mechanisms This is his central premise that free trade on a global scale is the ey to our future prosperitySupporting the premise of free trade are a number of measures to boost the UK as a trading nation all of which not surprisingly take on a Conservative hue Agriculture poses a bit of a problem for his central argument It is not difficult to criticise the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU However to do so and yet argue for the maintenance of agricultural subsidies for British farmers seems a little inconsistent The reader is left wondering why it is that free trade is good for all sectors except agriculture The author doesn t adeuately answer this uestionOnce we see the flaws in one argument like a crumbling dyke the flaws in a larger number become apparent For example the UK has an edge in higher education An edge achieved through the Horizon 2020. Expected and what it says about where to go next Brexit Hannan points out is a process not an event with three ey areas of consideration the UK's relationship with the remaining 27 EU states; their relationship with the rest of the world; and crucially their conseuent domestic reforms there is no point to Brexit if they don’t now
If I could believe most leavers felt like Daniel Hannan then I would to an extent feel relieved however you just need to read the comments pages of the Mail Express or Sun to see how the average leave voter feels Despite his protestations leave continues to be dominated by the far right and is focused on immigration to the expense of any other consideration The liberal world painted here sounds very nice but I don t see it happening in the current climate where the only sound I hear is the march of jackboots Oh dear Another fairy tale about how everything will be fine after Brexit because nationalism is such a functional economic and social system Don t bother Great book all should read very readable interesting OK why would an an American read a book about Brexit A to understand what happening in the world and in this case to get the view of it the story from some one who been at the hart of the thing a MEP a leader in the leave campaignB Because the issues and the vision present do pertain to usFree trade vs Tariffs Local Governance vs centralized Government in short one gains a better understand of events effecting us but learning about similar uestions overseas I support leaving the EU but this book is terrible Whilst the author doesn t lie he regularly leaves out information to create a misleading impression The dystopian future he lays out of a low tax low regulation future completely ignores the power balance between individuals and organisations It gains an extra star for being an easy read In the debate before the Referendum the author appeared a number of times on television and I found him to be articulate in advancing a well thought out and logically consistent position I didn t agree with him and voted against his advice but I had to concede that he did have a great deal of clarity One of the criticisms of the Brexiteers is that the. On June 23 2016 against all forecasts Britain voted to leave the EU Drawing on his experiences at the heart of the campaign Daniel Hannan dissects 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.
British politician journalist and author who is a Member of the European Parliament He is also the Secretary General of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists AECR Hannan advocates localism and he has written several books arguing for democratic reform He is also President of the Young Britons' Foundation and a patron of Reading University Conservative Association He is a E