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

By Tim Shipman

'The top political e-book of the yr' ANDREW MARR the 1st booklet to inform the entire tale of ways and why Britain voted to depart the ecu. in response to 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 go away - Tim Shipman has written a political background that reads like a mystery, and gives a gripping, daily account of what particularly occurred behind-the-scenes in Downing highway, either depart campaigns, the Labour get together, Ukip and Britain superior in Europe. Shipman provides his readers a ringside seat on how judgements have been made, blunders justified and betrayals perpetrated. jam-packed with tales, anecdotes and juicy leaks the booklet doesn't search to handle 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 leading minister, the betrayals and rivalries that happened throughout the race to discover his successor to the arriving of Theresa might in Downing highway as Britain's moment girl top minister. All Out struggle is a booklet approximately leaders and their closest aides, the choices they make and the way and why they cause them to, in addition to how they consider once they turn into incorrect. it's approximately males who make judgements which are intellectually constant and - by means of their very own degree - morally sound which are at the same time disastrous for themselves and people closest to them. it really is approximately how doing what you recognize has labored prior to does not consistently paintings back. so much of all it really is approximately asking the query: how a ways are you ready to visit win?

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For almost two years the Tory troublemakers, to adopt the classic dictum, would direct most of their piss outside the tent, and when they seemed in danger of misplacing the urinal – introducing a Private Member’s Bill to hold a referendum – Cameron ended up adopting the Bill. But he was soon to discover the accuracy of one minister’s theory of parliamentary urinators: ‘Westminster is not divided into people inside the tent pissing out and people outside the tent pissing in, it is divided into people who piss and people who don’t.

Michael Heseltine condemns Johnson’s ‘preposterous’ claims 19 May – Eurosceptic rebels force Cameron to accept amendment to the Queen’s Speech on transatlantic trade deal 21 May – Osborne claims house prices will be 18 per cent lower in the event of Brexit 25 May – Ryan Coetzee reports to Stronger In chiefs that the economic message is not working 26 May – Immigration figures are released showing net migration to the UK rose to 333,000 in 2015 27 May – Purdah period begins, preventing the government from publishing further pro-Remain documents.

Many of the interviews included ‘on the record’ observations, but most of the time we spoke on the understanding that I would construct a narrative of events without signalling the parentage of every fact and quote. Where I have directly quoted someone, or attributed thoughts or feelings to them, I have spoken to them, the person they were addressing, someone else in the room, or someone to whom they recounted details of the conversation. This means that I have only provided references to quotes or information from published sources and broadcast interviews.

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