You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.

— Daniel Hannan

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The 'EU in a Nutshell' is a miscellany of facts and anecdotes about the system which rules us. It's a book you can delve into in pursuit of a particular fact, or crack open for entertainment at virtually any page.

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Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news.

The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news.

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The next Euro-elections will be a step towards a United States of Europe

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The most dangerous diminutions of freedom come from those who are convinced of their moral rectitude.

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The 'Robben Island Bible' has arrived at the British Museum.

It's a garish thing, its cover plastered with pink and gold Hindu images, designed to hide its contents. Within is the finest collection of words generated by human intelligence: the complete works of William Shakespeare.

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When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we're 'well-placed to weather the storm', I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line.

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The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice.

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Europe tends to favor stability over democracy, America democracy over stability.

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New fathers, political prisoners, traumatised presidential aides, resolute schoolboys, MEPs addressing unfriendly chambers - we all find that Shakespeare has magically anticipated our precise circumstances. How he was possible, I still don't understand; but there isn't a day I'm not grateful that he speaks to me in my own language.

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Most British people are keen to remain in a European free trade zone;

and most EU states are keen to keep us there, because we buy from them more than we sell to them to the tune of £40 million per day.

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You cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit.

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Prime Minister, I see you've already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely, the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate.

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About Daniel Hannan

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

I am not the Conservative Party's health care spokesman.

I'm fond of Andrew Lansley, and I strongly support David Cameron as party leader.

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A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you're talking about real money.

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If you vote for candidates who think it's the role of the state to provide health care, don't complain when your hospitals are as badly run as everything else run by the state.

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The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money.

The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child.

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