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Varieties of euroscepticism: Roger Bootle versus Nigel Farage

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

The economist Roger Bootle insists his new book, “The Trouble With Europe”, is “not motivated by any sort of animus against Europe” and that it’s not an artefact of standard-issue euroscepticism. But Bootle does argue in it that “the EU is a malfunctioning construct for today’s world—and even more so for tomorrow’s. It needs either to undergo fundamental reform or to break up.” 

As we approach the elections for the European Parliament, I thought it’d be a good time to talk to Bootle about why he thinks the European Union…

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