A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop (Pelican Books)
A succinct, expert guide to how we got to Brexit
After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere: it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and have historical roots stretching back well beyond that. Brexit has a history.
O'Rourke, one of...more
1. The need for the UK to “take back control” of its immigration policy (and thus leave the Single Market, which dictates the four freedoms to move are indivisible)
2. The ...more
The story of Brexit is not a recent one dating back to the years leading up to the 2016 referendum; Brexit is an ...more
British ambivalence to Europe is explained simply and effectively from a historical perspective. The impact of the ongoing relationship with the Commonwealth on British thinking is covered in direct terms.
One concludes wondering what Ted Heath and Harold ...more
I highly recommend it to anyone wondering about the current political affairs, no matter what level of education or history expertise they have attained!
knowing the context for events was nice. it does go quite deep and just doesn't stick to recent more current events.