Book - The Trouble With Europe By Roger Bootle | Capital Economics

Making a Success of Brexit and Reforming the EU

Across Europe and the UK people are stirring. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union means uncertain times ahead for both.

Making a Success of Brexit and Reforming the EU charts the way forward for all. For Leavers and Remainers alike, it analyses the choices the UK faces about its relationship with the EU – and the rest of the world. It discusses the key issues concerning a “hard” or “soft” Brexit, Free Trade Agreements, the Single Market and the Customs Union, as well as the principles and pitfalls of the negotiating process.

Meanwhile, with or without Brexit, the EU faces an existential crisis. It needs to choose between three different paths: radical reform, further integration or break-up. This book assesses the costs and benefits of each, concluding with a vision of how the world would look without the EU.

Based on Roger Bootle’s critically acclaimed book The Trouble with Europe, this extensively revised and expanded edition includes two entirely new parts comprising half of the book. Building on his outline of the origins and historical context of the EU, Bootle acknowledges its remarkable achievements, before laying out the shortcomings which have led to the parting of the ways with Britain