All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s by Tim Shipman

By Tim Shipman

'The most sensible political e-book of the yr' ANDREW MARR the 1st publication to inform the complete tale of the way and why Britain voted to go away the european. in accordance with unrivalled entry to all of the key politicians and their advisors - together with Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, George Osborne, Nigel Farage and Dominic Cummings, the mastermind of Vote depart - Tim Shipman has written a political heritage that reads like a mystery, and provides a gripping, daily account of what particularly occurred behind-the-scenes in Downing highway, either depart campaigns, the Labour occasion, Ukip and Britain enhanced in Europe. Shipman supplies his readers a ringside seat on how judgements have been made, errors justified and betrayals perpetrated. packed with tales, anecdotes and juicy leaks the ebook doesn't search to deal with the rights and wrongs of Brexit yet to discover how and why David Cameron selected to take the most important political gamble of his lifestyles and clarify why he misplaced. it is a tale of calculation, tried coups, participants torn among ideas and loyalty. the entire occasions are the following - from David Cameron's pledge to carry a referendum, via to the crusade itself, his resignation as best minister, the betrayals and rivalries that happened through the race to discover his successor to the arriving of Theresa might in Downing road as Britain's moment woman leading minister. All Out battle is a booklet approximately leaders and their closest aides, the selections they make and the way and why they cause them to, in addition to how they believe after they become incorrect. it really is approximately males who make judgements which are intellectually constant and - through their very own degree - morally sound which are at the same time disastrous for themselves and people closest to them. it truly is approximately how doing what you recognize has labored ahead of does not constantly paintings back. so much of all it really is approximately asking the query: how some distance are you ready to visit win?

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It was clear after that that the parliamentary party would not stand for anything but a referendum by the next election. ’ It would be another nine months before Cameron accepted that logic, and fifteen before he did anything about it. Cameron may not have wished to focus on Europe, but the eurozone crisis ensured that he had no choice. The Greek economy plunged into chaos shortly after the ‘referendum lock’ speech, and attempts to prevent an ‘Acropolis Now’ collapse preoccupied the EU into 2012.

She vows to create ‘a country that works for everyone’ 19 Jul – Eagle drops out, leaving Smith to take on Corbyn 24 Sep – Corbyn re-elected Labour leader with 62 per cent of the vote Introduction Demons Unleashed Not long before David Cameron moved into Downing Street he spent some time with an old friend, a man very successful in his own field but who regarded the prospect of his old mate Dave becoming the head of government with some bewilderment. ’ The friend asked whether he was ready, whether Cameron felt up to the job.

Cameron’s honeymoon with the sceptics was brief. In June 2012, with Downing Street on the back foot over George Osborne’s so-called ‘omnishambles’ budget, one hundred Tory MPs signed a letter, penned by Basildon MP John Baron, calling for legislation guaranteeing a referendum in the next Parliament. Two days later, at a summit in Brussels, Cameron rejected that plan. The Eurosceptics went into meltdown. ‘The PM and the chancellor looked like they were seriously losing authority over the party,’ a Downing Street source remembered.

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