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    DescriptionIn this EU election year, it's time for people across Europe to look at what really goes on in Brussels in our name. It has been estimated that the EU costs us around GBP1,000 billion a year - an incredible GBP2000 for every man, woman and child in Europe. So what do we get for our money? Politicians and administrators selflessly working to bring us efficient government? Well-targeted regulations that promote economic prosperity? A safe and free society? A well-protected environment? Help for people in poorer countries? Or is our money being squandered by a self-serving euro-elite of unaccountable politicians and incompetent bureaucrats, or else devoured in a feeding frenzy of fraud and corruption where a few lucky insiders become unimaginably rich at our expense? And is the tsunami of regulation pouring out of Brussels in reality strangling industry, destroying jobs, restricting personal freedom, desecrating the environment and further impoverishing the developing world? Using their extensive network of insider sources, David Craig and Matthew Elliott smash through the secrecy and disinformation that are the Brussels hallmark to reveal what our European rulers are really getting up to. The result is a horrifying story of bureaucracy, hypocrisy and kleptocracy - and how we are all suffering as a result.


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    Title
    The Great European Rip-off
    Subtitle
    How the Corrupt, Wasteful EU is Taking Control of Our Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Craig, By (author) Matthew Elliott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847945709
    ISBN 10: 1847945708
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPSN2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFE
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, POL040000, BUS023000, BUS051000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QFE
    DC22: 336.39, 336.39094
    BISAC region code: 1.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/EURSTD
    Thema V1.0: JP, JPSN, NHD, KFFD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Charts and tables
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Random House Books
    Publication date
    14 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Craig has spent most of his career as a management consultant working for and competing against some of the world's best and worst management and IT systems consultancies. He has helped to sell consulting to almost 100 organisations in 15 countries across Europe, Asia and the US, as well as the British public sector. He is the author of the controversial bestsellers Rip-Off! The Scandalous Inside Story of the Management Consulting Money Machine, Plundering the Public Sector, and, most recently, Squandered: How Gordon Brown is Wasting Over One Trillion Pounds of Our Money. He has an MA from Cambridge and an MBA from Warwick Business School. Matthew Elliott is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, the UK's most high-profile campaign group. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and sits on the Advisory Committee of the New Culture Forum. His last book was The Bumper Book of Government Waste 2008 (Harriman House).