The Manifesto Club has published a ‘Phrasebook’, sponsored by Libertas, to mock the anti-democratic EU. The EU Phrasebook: 27 Ways to Say ‘No Doesn’t Really Mean No’ documents 27 different ways in which politicians from all 27 EU countries sought to avoid or neutralise no-votes against the EU Constitution/Lisbon Treaty. Politicians said: ‘people didn’t understand the treaty’, ‘No voters are ungrateful’, or ‘There is no Plan B’.
By documenting these linguistic twists and turns, this phrasebook seeks to expose politicians’ contemptuous attitude towards the public – and to say in plain English (or French, or Dutch) that no does actually mean no.
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Read an extract from the EU Phrasebook
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Manifesto Club (8 December 2008)
Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.7 x 0.9 cm
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