Rodney Atkinson

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Rodney Eric Bainbridge Atkinson (born 1948) is a British eurosceptic conservative academic, political and economic commentator, journalist and author. He is the eldest brother of comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson (1955).


Atkinson was formerly a lecturer at the University of Mainz[when?], and has also worked as a merchant banker and government adviser.[citation needed]

He founded The Campaign for United Kingdom Conservatism in 1994 and co-founded with Lynn Riley, the cross-party South Molton Declaration in 1999 (re-launched as the British Declaration of Independence for the 2005 general election). He was Referendum Party candidate in North West Durham in the 1997 general election (5.2%) and the lead UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the North East Region in the 1999 European Elections (8.8%).

In 2000, he lost the UKIP leadership election, by 16 votes, to Jeffrey Titford MEP. Atkinson left UKIP shortly afterwards, along with 200 supporters, accusing then Party Chairman Nigel Farage MEP and eurosceptic journalist Christopher Booker of conducting a "dirty tricks" campaign against him. He also accused the party of being "infiltrated by extremists".[1]

With Norris McWhirter, he laid misprision of treason charges against Francis Maude and Douglas Hurd for signing the Maastricht Treaty.[2] The case was eventually quashed by the Attorney General, Nicholas Lyell, while the House of Lords was in recess, sitting in his own Judgement (as the government's lawyer) and saying there was no case to answer.[citation needed] Atkinson subsequently co-authored the book Treason at Maastricht - the destruction of the Nation State, with Norris McWhirter.


  • "Making Monetarism Work - institutional distortions in the economy" Bow Group Paper. October 1981
  • "Overseas Aid by Foreign Trade" Journal of Economic Affairs, January 1982
  • "Getting value for Britain's Gas" Bow Group Memorandum, February 1982
  • "Incomes Policies do not work" Journal of Economic Affairs. April 1982
  • "Prospects for the French Economy" Arab Banker, March 1983
  • "No Equity in International Debt" Bow Group Paper. June 1983
  • "British Gas Corporation - Sale of Oil Assets" Bow Paper, July 1983
  • "How to privatise the Energy Sector" The Times, January 1984
  • "How does President Reagan affect the oil price?" Financial Times Energy Economist, March 1984
  • "Support that serves only to distort" (Government and Small Business) The Guardian, March 1984
  • "Why import Gas?" Evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on Energy Bow Paper, March 1984
  • "Turning Points in International Debt" Arab Banker, April 1984
  • "Next steps in International Debt" Crossbow, June 1984
  • "What has the Closed Shop done for the Unions?" Financial Times, June 1984
  • "Aid by Enterprise" (Contributor to Book) Adam Smith Institute, July 1984
  • "Inflation and Middle Class Values" Salisbury Review. October 1984
  • 'The Politicisation of Banking" Journal of Economic Affairs, April 1985
  • "Income Wealth and Capital Taxation" Adam Smith Institute, February 1985
  • "Gas Depletion Policy" Evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on Energy IIMSO. March 1985
  • "A safer road for young nation Debtors" Crossbow, April 1985
  • "Edward Heath and the people of Consett" Journal of Economic Affairs. October 1985
  • "The Businessman's supply creates the Economists Demand" Salisbury Review, October 1985
  • "Why do we still have this "wealth" tax?" Crossbow, Summer 1985
  • "The Privatisation of British Gas Corporation" H of C Select Committee on Energy. September 1985
  • "The Energy Policy Mess" Bow Paper November 1985
  • "The Sterling Inflation Myth" Crossbow, Summer 1986
  • "Economists and the Economy" Book Review. Crossbow 1986
  • "A New Approach to Regional Policy" Bow Paper. November 1986
  • "Black Economy's Message to Government" Wall Street Journal Europe 23/1/87
  • "Government guided expenditure" Crossbow. Summer 1987
  • "A Return to the Regions. A New Prospectus for Regional Policy" Bow Educational Trust. January 1988
  • "The Moral Basis of Monetarism" Compuprint Publishing, February 1984 ISBN 0-9509353-0-1
  • Government Against the People (1986) ISBN 0-9509353-1-X
  • The Emancipated Society (1988) ISBN 0-9509353-2-8
  • The Failure of the State (1989) ISBN 0-9509353-3-6
  • Your Country—Your Democracy (1992) ISBN 0-9509353-5-2
  • Treason at Maastricht (1994, with Norris McWhirter, ISBN 0-9509353-9-5
  • Europe’s Full Circle (1996) ISBN 0-9525110-3-7
  • Fascist Europe Rising (2001) ISBN 0-9525110-4-5
  • The South Molton Declaration Article The Lantern, (January 2001)
  • The Democratic and legal Rights of the British people, Speech, Leicester,
  (15th March 2001)
  • ' Interview for the Bulgarian Journal NIE Vol 6, (June 2002)
  • German Europe and the nation State Speech to Polish Slav Committee
  Warsaw, Poland, (October 2002)
  • Corporatism and the end of traditional capitalism. UK Conservatism
  website (16/5/2002)
  • Who are the real Fascists in Europe? Freedom Today (March 2003)
  • Germany, Iraq and the European Union The Philadelphia Trumpet (May 2003)
  • ' Obituary contribution for Norris McWhirter Times Online 30th (April 2004)
  • Bean Blackadder and the European Union The Salisbury Review (December 2004)
  • The Tories, Choice and the Health Service. UKConservatism website (June 2004)
  • ' Essay in response to a review of Fascist Europe Rising, The South Slav Journal, (Summer 2005)
  • The British Declaration of Independence Right Now! March 2006
  • Fascist Europe Rising Speech Autumn Conference Protestant Reformation Society (August 2006)
  • This Town just isn’t big enough. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954Estate’s Gazette (Jan 2007)
  • ' Short appreciation of Sir Alfred Sherman Byronica, September 2007
  • Totalitarians who founded the European Union Speech, Public Meeting, Houses of Parliament,
  London 26th (February 2008)
  • The Road to Northern Rock The Salisbury Review (Spring 2008)
  • The Global Financial Disaster The Salisbury Review (Autumn 2008)
  • ' Commissioned “A British Symphony” by Andrew Gant performed at the Three Choirs Festival in
  Worcester Cathedral (2008)
  • The Separation of Lending Banks from Investment Banks – the Case for Glass Steagall type
  legislation Evidence to the Inquiry into Banking Reform by the House of Commons Treasury 
  Select Committee     
  • Lending Banks and Investment Banks Evidence to the Independent Banking Commission Chaired by
  Sir John Vickers.
  • Edmund Burke by Dennis O’Keeffe. Book Review Economic Affairs (June 2011)
  • What is Fascism? British Church Newspaper, (August 2011)
  • German Dominance in Europe Eurofacts 16th (December 2011)
  • Constitutional Losses and Repatriating Powers from the EU Address to The Lords and Commons
  Better Off Out Group. (18th January 2012)
  • British and American Corporatism destroy democracy. Eurofacts, August 2012
  • And into the Fire - fascist elements in post war Europe and the development of the European
  Union" (2013) GM Books Los Angeles, Hong Kong 9781882383-34-4
  • The Emancipated SocietyandThe Fascist Origins of the EU 2 Lectures at the University of
  KRASNODAR, Russia February 2016

Recordings on CD: Sir Alfred Sherman 2007 ISBN 0-9525110-7-X The British Declaration of Independence 2008 ISBN 0-9525110-6-1 The Nazis and Fascists who founded the European Union and their influence today. 2008 ISBN 0-9525110-5-3


  • The Euro—What it really means
  • 15 Lies from the European Movement
  • EU Propaganda in British Schools
  • British Eurofederalists
  • Yugoslavia and its enemies



“Looking through Orwell's farmhouse window at today's Britain," wrote Rodney Atkinson in Europe's Full Circle, "British voters see the worst aspects of both Conservative and Labour administrations. Both are engaged in the corporatist and covert corruptions which marginalise and exploit individuals and families. Both parties are a threat to all free associations which lack the power to lobby, manipulate and feed off the power of the state.” John Pilger New Statesman, 29th Nov 1999

“Very many thanks for sending me Europe’s Full Circle and Fascist Europe Rising. Your detailed exposition was really helpful and enlightening and I will certainly use it in the future.” Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP

“Atkinson’s awareness of the current dangers is timely and well developed ... an enlightening study.” The Morning Star

“The author has done a superb job in seeking to alert literate people to the colossal and dangerous impudence of corporate power which has already emasculated elected national legislatures.” The Fourth World Review

“In this successor to previous books demonstrating the German imperialist/European fascist origins of the EU, Atkinson produces not only further conclusive evidence of this fact but a devastating exposure of the dirty tricks and contempt for democracy by which an arrogant self appointed elite have set out to rob the nations of Europe.” The Morning Star


“Thank you for your inspiring book” Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic

“Since 1215 at Runnymede the English people have been asserting their sovereign rights. I am glad to see the same spirit is still alive and well in the British people almost 800 years later.” Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, Prime Minister 1979-1990

“Excellent, fascinating” Nobel Laureate, Milton Friedman

“Very interesting. I have forwarded your speech to friends and to President Klaus” Dr Miroslav Polreich, Former Czech Ambassador to the OSCE

“Its an honour to be associated with your Freenations website". Professor Arthur Noble

“Brilliant Rodney - as usual!” Ian Milne, Eurofacts


"What an excellent article - congratulations". Joe Bissett, Former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia

“Your book Fascist Europe Rising was a classic.” Dr Juergen Elsaesser, Berlin, Founder Editor Compact Magazine

“Records in convincing, sombre and well researched detail the destruction of the nation state. All who cherish our heritage should buy this book.” Sir Louis Le Bailly, Former Director General, Defence Intelligence Staff

We would compare Atkinson's video to the secret information reaching Winston Churchill during his Wilderness Years as the Nazi threat stealthily increased. Atkinson, the author of six books on politics and the economy, is as well-informed as Churchill's spy network. Website “Brits at their Best”

“I congratulate you on putting together such a readable account of the way in which a ‘new’ fascism is creeping through Europe powered by corporatist elites through the European Union – their chosen instrument for attaining aims which we believed had been defeated in 1945.” Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Labour

“I read your book Fascist Europe Rising in the original. Excellent work.” Ljubomir Kljakic, Deputy Minister for Kosovo and Metohija, Belgrade


  1. ^ "BBC NEWS - UK - UK Politics - Profile: UK Independence Party". 
  2. ^ Norris McWhirter CBE | The Freedom Association

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