“Germany may have lost WWII, but Fascism won it” – George Carlin
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” ― Benito Mussolini
Fascism is a ruthless one party dictatorship, the most popular example being Nazi Germany. This is a misconception.
The Nazis wanted to get rid of the clutter of small nations which made up Europe and their plan was quite simple. The EU was Hitler’s dream.
It also claims the only country which benefits from the EU is Germany – just as Hitler planned.
A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats – which its leader Nick Clegg describes as the “party of in” when it comes to the EU – dismissed the authors of the book as “peddling outlandish myths”.
The book, co-written by Daniel J Beddowes and Falvio Cipollini, says: “What is the EU for? Who really benefits? And the answer is of course Germany.
“It is no coincidence that just about every country in the European Union is getting poorer while Germany continues to get richer and richer.
“We may think we won the Second World War. But we lost. It is no surprise that we are all living in the Fourth Reich.
“Knowingly or not those who support and defend the European Union are supporting the Nazi legacy.”
Under a chapter heading ‘The EU was inspired an designed by Nazis’, the authors claim: “Hitler was the man who gave bones to the dreams first expressed by Charlemagne and Napoleon but the finishing touches to the EU as we know it were put in place during World War II by a man called Walther Funk, who was President of the Reichsbank and a director of the Bank for International Settlements.
“It was Funk who predicted the coming of European economic unity. Funk was also Adolf Hitler’s economics minister and his key economics advisor.”
It continues: “The Nazis wanted to get rid of the clutter of small nations which made up Europe and their plan was quite simple. The EU was Hitler’s dream.”
The book argues it is no coincidence that the EU is so close to Hitler’s plan for post-war Europe.
According to the authors: “In 1945, Hitler’s Masterplan was captured by the Allies. The Plan included details of his scheme to create an economic integration of Europe and to found a European Union on a federal basis.
“The Nazi plan for a federal Europe was based on Lenin’s belief that ‘federation is a transitional form towards complete union of all nations’.
“It is impossible to find a difference between Hitler’s plan for a new United States of Europe, dominated by Germany, and the European Union we have today.”
The final part of the book lists “73 things you ought to know about the EU (Facts the BBC forgot to tell you)”.
In amongst concerns about immigration and the Common Agricultural Policy, the authors argue “The EU is making DIY illegal”, “EU law forces pig owners to apply for walking licences” and “The EU wants to control the music you listen to”.
It also claims: “The EU has forced us to use light bulbs which are more dangerous and more expensive than the old ones.
“The first problem with the new EU light-bulbs is that the light produced by them is so poor that people have difficulty seeing where they are going – let alone being able to see well enough to read or work.”
A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said: “People have been peddling outlandish myths about the EU for decades and this book is an example of that. Some of the suggestions made are completely ludicrous. Winston Churchill called for a “United States of Europe” and I doubt the author would call him a Nazi.
“The Liberal Democrats want Britain to stay in the EU because we are fighting for a stronger economy – fighting to defend millions of British jobs which are linked to our trade with the EU.
“Being in Europe gives us more strength when negotiating trade deals with global players on the world stage.”
It is not the first time the EU has been described as a German plot to take over Europe.
In 1990, Cabinet Minister Nicholas Ridley – a close ally of Margaret Thatcher – was forced to resign after he described proposed Economic and Monetary Union as “a German racket designed to take over the whole of Europe” and said that giving up sovereignty to the European Union was as bad as giving it up to Hitler.